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Tsuba with design of Kan'u (Guanyu) on horseback, from the Sangokushi (Sanguozhi)

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Signed

Shigenori, with a seal Shigenori 茂則 印 茂則

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.3 x 0.5 cm (3 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1120

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: nanako-ji; other metals: gold, silver, copper and shibuichi; silver liner to hitsuana; copper sekigane; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor