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Tsuba in the form of a caparisoned elephant

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Zuiryûken Hidetomo tô [Carved by Zuiryûken Hidetomo] 随柳軒英友刀

Credit Line

Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8.7 x 0.6 cm (3 7/16 x 3 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1141

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; other metals: copper; gilt plug; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor