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Tsuba with design of grave-posts and snake

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Ichijosai Hironaga, with a kao [Takada Sadatoshi of Echi(go) Province] Echi Takada Sadatoshi 一乗斎弘寿(花押) 越高田貞壽

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: 9.4 x 8.8 x 0.8 cm (3 11/16 x 3 7/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5388

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper and gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor