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Tsuba with design of Li Bai admiring a waterfall

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Signed

Yoshu Otsuki Mitsuhiro kosen [Carved by Yoshu Otsuki Mitsuhiro] 雍州大月光弘工鐫

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: 7.4 x 6.8 x 0.8 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5397

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver, shibuichi and copper; shibuichi (?) plugs; decorative technique: takabori, sue-mon, iroe

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor