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Tsuba, 1595–1615

This is a Tsuba. It is dated 1595–1615 and we acquired it in 1936. Its medium is iron, engraved brass inlay. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was catalogued by Rebekah Pollock. It is credited Bequest of George Cameron Stone.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 8.7 × 8.7 × 4.2 cm (3 7/16 × 3 7/16 × 1 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscription: Mu mei

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Tsuba, 1595–1615; iron, engraved brass inlay; H x W x D: 8.7 × 8.7 × 4.2 cm (3 7/16 × 3 7/16 × 1 5/8 in.); Bequest of George Cameron Stone; 1936-4-30

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

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