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Tsuba with design of monstrous apparition

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Signed

Matsura-kun no motome ni ojite Hozanken Motoshige kokusu 應松羅君需 鳳山軒元重刻

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 (before 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5507

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; other metals: gold, copper, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor