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Tsuba with design of cranes and sun

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Signed

Kongosai Gassan kore o horu [Kongosai Gassan carved this] 金剛齋月山彫之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5513

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor