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Kozuka with design of snake, pine tree and moon

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Signed

[Ansei hinoe-tatsu motan Jippo Shunmei Hogen, with a kao] [Jippo Shunmei Hogen, on New Year's Day of the hinoe-tatsu year of Ansei (=1856)] 安政丙辰孟旦十方翁春明法眼(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.937

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: ishime-ji; other metals: gold, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor