Tsuba with design of Gentoku (Xuande), Kan'u (Guan Yu), and Chôhi (Zhang Fei), from the Sangokushi (Sanguozhi)
Overall: 7.7 x 7.1 x 0.8 cm (3 1/16 x 2 13/16 x 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Main material: shakudo; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan
Not On View
Yoshishige, with a kao
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection