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Tsuba with design of Daruma yawning and stretching after meditation

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Signed

Katsuchika, with tripod mark 勝親(鼎印)

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: 8.9 x 8.2 x 0.9 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5423

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor