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Tsuba with design of Raiko confronting the Tsuchigumo

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Signed

Shotoken . . .sai Sadakatsu, with a kao 松濤軒。斎貞勝(花押)

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)

Catalogue Raisonné

146

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 8.1 x 1.4 cm (3 7/16 x 3 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5505

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor