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Tsuba with design of Chinese dignitary and two child attendants

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Signed

Ko-Hogen Motonobu no hitsu o moshite Natsuo, with a kao [Natsuo, copying the brush style of Ko-Hogen (Kano) Motonobu] 模古法眼元信筆 夏雄

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 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5456

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: shishiai-bori, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor