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Tsuba, 17th century

This is a Tsuba. It is dated 17th century and we acquired it in 1936. Its medium is sentoku (alloy of copper, lead and zinc), shakudo (copper and gold alloy). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of George Cameron Stone. It is credited Bequest of George Cameron Stone.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 83 × 79.8 × 4.4 cm (32 11/16 × 31 7/16 × 1 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscription: Mu mei

Cite this object as

Tsuba, 17th century; sentoku (alloy of copper, lead and zinc), shakudo (copper and gold alloy); H x W x D: 83 × 79.8 × 4.4 cm (32 11/16 × 31 7/16 × 1 3/4 in.); Bequest of George Cameron Stone; 1936-4-307

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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