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Tsuba with design of Chinese scholars in a landscape with a waterfall

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Signed

Goshu Hikone no ju Mogarashi Nyudo Soten sei [Made by the layman Mogarashi Soten of Hikone in Omi Province] 江州彦根住藻柄子宗典製

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid to late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.7 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.246

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and takabori with zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor