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What is this?

A circe shaped iron Tsuba (Japanese sword hilt).

This is a tsuba from Japan. It is dated 1688–1703 and we acquired it in 1936. Bequest of George Cameron Stone. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

material: tetsu surface: deku-boku shape: naga maru

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 8.3 x 8 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Omote: Kaneiye tsukuru

This object was catalogued by Felicia M. Sterling and bequest of George Cameron Stone

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