Tsuba with design of an old man guiding Hikohohodemonimikoto to Ryujin's palace

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Seiryuken Katsutoshi (Japanese, born in 1832), Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5457

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Seiryoken Katsutoshi, with a kaô
生涼軒勝壽(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection