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Kozuka with design of standing figure

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Hokuso-o Hanabusa Itcho [Shunmei Hogen in early spring of the kanoe-inu year of Ka(ei) (=1850)] Ka kanoe inu moshun Shunmei Hogen, with a kao 北窗翁英一蝶 嘉庚戌孟春 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: 9.8 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.940

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor