Tsuba with design of Chinese dignitary and two child attendants

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Kano Natsuo (Japanese, 1828–1898), After Kano Motonobu (Japanese, 1476–1559)


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5456

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: shishiai-bori, takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ko-Hogen Motonobu no hitsu o moshite Natsuo, with a kao [Natsuo, copying the brush style of Ko-Hogen (Kano) Motonobu]
模古法眼元信筆 夏雄

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection