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Tsuba with design of an oni fleeing from Shoki

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Signed

Ryuoken Masachika 柳翁軒政親

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 (before 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.2 x 0.6 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5377

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan and shishiaibori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor