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Tsuba with design of Ebisu holding a carp over his head

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Signed

Genji gannen kinoe-ne shogatsu Toryusai, with seal Kiyo 元治元年甲子正月東龍斎 印 清

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1864

Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 7.7 x 0.9 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5387

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, copper, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: takabori iroe, wih katakiri-bori and honzogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor