Tsuba with design of Raijin raising a storm, figure with an umbrella standing in the rain, figure in a straw hat running for shelter

Japanese
Edo period
mid to late 19th century
Mori Joken (Japanese, active around 1866), Designed by Kano Tan'yû (Japanese, 1602–1674)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 7.2 x 0.3 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.12427

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: katakiri-bori and usunikubori, with zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ungansai, Morinobu no zu, Gen'ichi
Morinobu no zu, Gen'ichi
雲巖齋 守信図 源一

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