Tsuba with design of cranes and sun

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Matsuo Gassan (Japanese, 1815–1875), School Otsuki School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5513

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kongosai Gassan kore o horu [Kongosai Gassan carved this]
金剛齋月山彫之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection