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Tsuba with design of fisherman in a landscape

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Yamashiro no kuni Fushimi no ju Kaneie Keicho gannen Nanto ni oite kore o tsukuru [Made in the first year of Keicho (=1596) at the Southern Capital by Kaneie of Fushimi in Yamashiro Province] 山城國伏見住金家慶長元年於南都作之

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century


Overall: 9.4 x 9 x 0.3 cm (3 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 1/8 in.)

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




Arms and armor