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Tsuba with design of gamboling shishi

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Signed

Egawa Toshimasa, with a kao 江川利政(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 to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5427

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor