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Tsuba with design of traveling Chinese scholar and attendant

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Signed

Higashiyama Motonobu horu, with seal Motonobu 東山元信鐫 印 元信

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century (before 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.8 x 0.3 cm (3 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5378

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor