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Tsuba with design of Shoki confronting an oni

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Signed

Toshimasa, with a kaô 壽正(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)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8.1 x 0.8 cm (3 7/16 x 3 3/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5432

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor