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Kozuka with design of ants carrying grains of rice

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Kikuoka Mitsushige, with a kao 菊岡光重(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.953

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori and katakiri-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor