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Tsuba with design of karako and chickens

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Signed

Banryuken Sadanaka 蟠龍軒貞中

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 6.9 x 0.8 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5518

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor