Tsuba with design of a tanuki drumming on its belly beneath the moon

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Takahashi Yoshitsugu (Japanese, 1842–1873), School Tanaka School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 6.4 x 0.6 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5425

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Yoshitsugu sei
良次製

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection