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Tsuba with design of Raijin raising a storm

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Signed

Senshinken Hokusen, with kao Sekijoken, with seal Mototaka 洗心軒北仙(花押) 赤城軒 印 元孝

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: 8.2 x 7.7 x 0.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5491

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper and iron; surface treatment: kitae-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, sukidashibori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor