Tsuba with design of Raijin raising a storm

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Kitagawa Motoyoshi (Japanese, 1846–1922), Sekijoken Mototaka (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 7.7 x 0.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5491

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper and iron; surface treatment: kitae-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, sukidashibori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Senshinken Hokusen, with kao
Sekijoken, with seal Mototaka
洗心軒北仙(花押) 赤城軒 印 元孝

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection