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Kozuka with design of a shishi

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Signed

Somin, with a kao 宗*(玉+民)(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.858

Medium or Technique

Main material: copper; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor