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|Credit Line:||Gift of Sarah Frishmuth, 1899|
Tsuba in sentoku (a brass alloy). An ape is shown reaching for a persimmon, from the Japanese fable Saru kani kassen, about a feud between a greedy ape and a crab. The difference in color on the part formerly covered by the base of the hilt indicates that this tsuba was used for a long time. It is in the style of the Nara school, late nineteenth century.
|[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 32 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 23 no.9||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Article] 1900. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. II. no. No. 3. pg. 172-180 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 177||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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