Tsuba with design of monstrous apparition

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Sakamoto Motoshige (Japanese), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5507

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; other metals: gold, copper, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Matsura-kun no motome ni ojite Hozanken Motoshige kokusu
應松羅君需 鳳山軒元重刻

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection