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Tsuba with design of shrine attendant

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Signed

Hironaga 一乗斎弘寿(花押)

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: 8.3 x 7.7 x 0.7 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5515

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; silver false sekigane; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor