Tsuba with design of temple attendant and lantern

Japanese
Meiji era
Late 19th century (before 1890)
Uchikoshi Hironaga (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 8.1 x 0.7 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5382

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, copper and shibuichi; decorative technique: very high iroe takabori with katakiri-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ichijosai Hironaga, with a kao
一乗斎弘寿(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection