Tsuba with design of Enma-ô, demon and sinners

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
Late 19th century (before 1890)
Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, 1834–1896), School Unno School (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Earle, Lethal Elegance (2004), #148

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8.3 x 0.7 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5420

Medium or Technique

Main material: silver; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo, copper and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

On View

Asian Painting Gallery (Gallery 178)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ôju Unno Moritoshi kore o horu [Carved to order by Unno Moritoshi]
應需海野盛壽鐫之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection