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Tsuba with design of Chinese scholar and pine tree

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Signed

Yamashiro no kuni . . . 山城國。。。

Provenance

Lent by D. W. Ross, Feb. 16, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 8.8 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1072

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor