Tsuba with design of gamboling shishi

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Egawa Toshimasa (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5427

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Egawa Toshimasa, with a kao
江川利政(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection