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Kozuka with dragonfly design and heart-shaped piercing

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Signed

Goto Seijo, with a kao 後藤清乗(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 2 x 0.8 cm (3 3/8 x 13/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.670

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gilding around the piercing; decorative technique: takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor