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Tsuba with design of crayfish

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Signed

Hojo no junin Gassan saku 鳳城住人月山作

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: 8 x 7.4 x 1 cm (3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5395

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor