Tsuba with design of squirrel, mantis, butterfly and gourd-vine

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
School Chôshû School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.9 x 0.3 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.281

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, engraving, gilding

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned

無銘

Provenance

Lent by Henry Adams, April 2, 1909.

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams