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Fuchi-kashira with designs of pheasants

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Akio, with a kao 明雄(花押)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.696a-b

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold, copper and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor