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Tsuba, 1596–1615

This is a Tsuba. It is dated 1596–1615 and we acquired it in 1936. Its medium is pierced 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: 72 × 71.7 × 3.4 cm (28 3/8 × 28 1/4 × 1 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscription: Mu mei

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Tsuba, 1596–1615; pierced iron, engraved brass inlay; H x W x D: 72 × 71.7 × 3.4 cm (28 3/8 × 28 1/4 × 1 5/16 in.); Bequest of George Cameron Stone; 1936-4-35

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

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