Tsuba with design of Son Gokû, the Monkey King

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Iwama Masayoshi (Japanese, 1764–1837), School Hamano School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 8.7 x 0.6 cm (3 3/4 x 3 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5459

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Katsuryûken Masayoshi, with a kao
葛龍軒政盧(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection