Tsuba with design of traveling Chinese scholar and attendant

Japanese
Meiji era
Late 19th century (before 1890)
Higashiyama Motonobu (Japanese, about 1847–1875), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.8 x 0.3 cm (3 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5378

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: very high iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Higashiyama Motonobu horu, with seal Motonobu

東山元信鐫 印 元信

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection