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Tsuba with design of pierced keyfret pattern

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5449

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo (?); surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: shakudo and copper sekigane, gilt plining to hitsu-ana; decorative technique: ito-sukashi

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor