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Kozuka with design of cicada and branch on the bark of a tree

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Motochika, with a kao 基親(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (3 15/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1001

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor