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Tsuba with design of Kannon on a lotus petal

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Natsuo, with a kao 夏雄

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: 8.7 x 8 x 0.8 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5422

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor