Tsuba with design of White-Robed Kannon and waterfall

Japanese
Edo period
1864
Tsukada Shûkyô (Japanese, 1848–1918)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.9 x 0.6 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.12439

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; silver sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, iroe

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Hata Renzaburo Minamoto no Hideaki Ganji kinoe-ne chuto shonen junanasai
畑錬三郎源秀鏡 元治元年仲冬 生年十七歳

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