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Tsuba with design of Moso gathering bamboo shoots

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

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

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 6 x 0.7 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1129

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor