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Tsuba with design of carp and stream

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Signed

Okyo ihitsu horu Natsuo, with a kao [Carved by Natsuo after the brush style of Okyo] 應擧遺筆鐫 夏雄(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid to late 19th century (before 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 7.5 x 1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5467

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor