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Tsuba with design of eagle in a pine tree watching a sparrow

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Signed

Senshinken Motoyoshi, with a kao 洗心軒元善(花押)

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: 8.1 x 7.4 x 0.6 cm (3 3/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5511

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, copper; gilt plugs; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor