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Tsuba with design of eagle and crocodile

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Ichijosai Hironaga, with a kao 一乗斎弘寿(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century (before 1890)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8 x 0.9 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5383

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor