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Tsuba with design of Gama sennin and toad

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Ryushatei Takeaki saku 龍車亭武顕作

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: 9.3 x 8.3 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5519

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor