Tsuba with design of Raijin raising a storm

Japanese
Meiji era
Late 19th century
Seki Yoshinori (Japanese, 1799–1870), School Nara School (Japanese)


Accession Number

11.12536

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kaei gannen Yoshinori tsukuru [Made by Yoshinori in the first year of Kaei (=1848)]
嘉永元年義則造

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection