Tsuba with design of monkey on a branch

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.7 x 0.9 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5468

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Sosen ihitsu horu Natsuo, with a kao [Carved by Natsuo after the brush style of Sosen]
祖仙遺筆鐫 夏雄(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection