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Tsuba with design of dewdrops and insects

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Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 7.6 x 0.3 cm (3 1/8 x 3 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.726

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor