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Kozuka with design of paper dolls (tatebina) beneath cherry blossom, with a haiku

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Signed

Gyonen nanajugosai Rio [Rio, aged seventy-five] 行年七十五才狸翁

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1017

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor