Aori-shaped tsuba depicting Ni-ō, the Two Guardian Gods, hand wrestling

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  • Catalogue text

    Aori; hammered-up edge; low, partly sunk relief with engraving and slight inlay of gold; the Ni-ō or Two Guardian Gods engaged in hand-wrestling; at the back, a pine-tree; gilt "cat-scratched" plugs to rh. Signed: Toshihiro [Japanese text] with kakihan [Japanese text]. (Unrecorded.)

Glossary of terms

shakudō

shibuichi

tsuba

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