Tsuba with design of dragon, hawk, tiger, snake and turtle

Japanese
Edo period
Early 19th century
Tetsugendo Naoshige (Japanese, died in 1780), School Tetsugendo School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 6.4 x 0.5 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.277

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori, gilding

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Toshiyuki

印 敏行

Provenance

Lent by Henry Adams, April 2, 1909.

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams