Tsuba with design of elephant and flying tengu

Japanese
Meiji era
Late 19th century (before 1890)
Hata Nobuyoshi (Japanese, 1807–1878), After Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889), School Nara School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 8.7 x 1.4 cm (3 3/4 x 3 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5380

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Rei zu Kyôsai ôju Hata Nobuyoshi horu
令圖暁齋 應需端信盧鐫

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection