Tsuba with design of Kannon on a lotus petal

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8 x 0.8 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5422

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Walter Ames Compton, MD Gallery (Gallery 280)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Natsuo, with a kao
夏雄

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection