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Tsuba with design of Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Kumasaka Chohan

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Signed

Chinju saku (seal) 珍重作

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7.2 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.93

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; lead sekigane (corroded); decorative technique: sukashi-bori, shishiai-bori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor