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Tsuba with design of giant with a midget samurai

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Signed

Shun'o Hogen Nobuyoshi, with a kao 峻翁法眼信盧(花押)

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, Late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 9 x 0.7 cm (3 5/8 x 3 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1146

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor