Tsuba with design of Amida seated in the mouth of a dragon

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Kano Natsuo (Japanese, 1828–1898), School Natsuo School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7.8 x 0.6 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5447

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron and gold; other metals: silver/shibuichi (?)

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Natsuo
夏雄

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection