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Tsuba with design of an oni and his umbrella flying away

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Signed

Tôu 東雨

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 8.4 x 0.9 cm (3 5/16 x 3 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5455

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, copper and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan and engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor