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Kozuka with design of Chinese official and attendant

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Signed

[Koka hinoto hitsuji shoka Shunmei Hogen, with a kao] [Shunmei Hogen in early summer of the hinoto-hitsuji year of Koka (=1847)] 弘化丁未初夏春明法眼(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm (4 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.948

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor