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Tsuba with design of a specter risibg from a gourd and terrifying a samisen-playing demon

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Yukimitsu, with a kao 行光(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: 8.5 x 7.8 x 1 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5497

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor