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Tsuba with design of eighteen courtier-poets

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Signed

Kan'yosai Yoshitsugu, with a kao 管陽斎義次(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.3 x 0.7 cm (3 x 2 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5391

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori, nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor