Tsuba with design of mother shishi testing the endurance of her cubs

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Nukagawa Yasuoki (Japanese), School Nukagawa School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.2 x 0.7 cm (3 x 2 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5487

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Nukagawa Yasuoki, with kao
額川保興(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection