Round tsuba with tea whisks and karigane, or flying geese


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    Rounded, 24-lobed edge; symmetrical fret-pierced design with slight engraving finish; above and below the seppadai are two daki-myōga; between them are six chasen or bamboo tea-whisks of shaving brush shape, set radially; the interstices are filled with four large and four small karigane with much recurved wings.

    Compare the group of chrysanthemoid guards, 39-54 [EAX.10039, EAX.10040, EAX.10041, EAX.10042, EAX.10043, EAX.10044, EAX.10045, EAX.10046, EAX.10047, EAX.10048, EAX.10049, EAX.10050, EAX.10051, EAX.10052, EAX.10053, EAX.10054].

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