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Tsuba with design of ho-o bird and paulownia

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Kongyosai, with a kao 昆魚斎(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 cm (3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1032

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori, engraving and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor