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Tsuba with design of turnip and butterfly

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.6 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 3 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5480

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor