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Tsuba with design of fabulous beasts, stylized jewels and foliage

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.259

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plug; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori, with nunome zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor