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Tsuba with design of horses, stream and pine

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Uma seisui Kitagawa Motoyoshi, with unread seal [The horse and stream by Kitagawa Motoyoshi, the pine by Sekijoken Taizan Mototeru aged sixty-eight, with a seal Tohaku] Matsu Sekijoken Taizan Mototeru gyonen rokujuhachi-o, with seal Toen 馬清水喜多川元善(印)松赤城軒泰山元輝 印 東* 行年六十八翁

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7 x 0.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5414

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori, shishiai-bori, engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor