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Tsuba with design of Susano-o and pots of sake which he used to intoxicate an eight-headed dragon that threatened the life of Princess Kushiinada

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Signed

Ooka Masataka kokusu 大岡政孝刻

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

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

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1124

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor