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Tsuba with design of Shoshi and Benten riding on dragons

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Toki Meiji nijuichinen tsuchinoe-ne chushu Toto Konishi kohan ni oite Ryountei Sanjin horu [Carved by Ryoun Sanjin on the shores of Lake Konishi in the Eastern Capital in autumn of the twenty-first, tsuchinoe-ne, year of Meiji (=1888)] 時明治廿一年戊子仲秋於東都小西湖畔凌雲亭山人鐫

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1888

Catalogue Raisonné

151

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 7.5 x 1.2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5385

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor