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Tsuba with design of Daruma seated in meditation

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Kinoto-mi jogetsu hi Koso Toshinari [Koso Toshinari on a day in the @ month of kinoto-mi year (=1905)] 乙巳如月日壽生

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Meiji era, 1905 (see Curatorial Remarks)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 6.5 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1040

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: usuniku-bori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor