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Kozuka with design of mounted Chinese warrior crossing a bridge

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Signed

Keishi . . . Sakanoue-ko no mei ni tatematsuru Kawa Hosai kore o kinsen, with seal Sai [Respectfully carved by Kawa Hosai at the command of Lord Sakanoue…] 奉京師尹坂上公之命川宝斎謹鐫之 印 斎

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1015

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi (?); surface treatment: ishime-ji; other metals: reverse pale shibuichi; copper, gold and silver; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor