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Tsuba with design of oni fleeing from beans at the New Year

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Signed

Motome ni ojite Zeshin-o no ihitsu horu Yu . . .sei Masao, with a seal [Carved to order by Yu . . . Sei (or pupil o Yu . . .) Masao after a design by the venerable Zeshin] 應需是真翁之遺筆鐫友 。生政雄 印

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.5 x 1 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5495

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor