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Tsuba with design of a pedlar (?) looking up at a bird in flight

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Signed

Tsunenao, with a kao 常直(花押)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 3.9 x 0.4 cm (2 3/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1042

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, shakudo and copper; copper sekigane; decorative technique: katakiri-bori; iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor