Mokkō-shaped tsuba with Indian lotuses and radial striations


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    Mokkō; on the front the sd. is of irregular outline, and from it spring scrolls with "Indian lotuses" in champlevè relief originally covered with gold or silver nunome, the ground filled with unpolished green enamel; the back is plain except for the remains of radiating lines (like Amida-yasurime) in silver wire nunome (covering the sd.). Hirado work.

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