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235A-1 Kozuka (1 of 3), knife handle, seated man, gilt, bronze / silver / gold, maker unidentified, Japan, date unknown. Click to enlarge.

Japanese bronze kozuka

Made
Kozuka, knife handle, seated man, bronze / silver / gold, maker unknown, Japan, date unknown

A long rectangular bronze kozuka engraved with an image of a seated man in a landscape background. The face of the man is decorated with silver along with parts of his clothing. There are specks of gold also on his clothing. The Kozuka has a triangular opening with a hollow body which holds the small Japanese Kogatana blade.

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Summary

Object No.

235A-1

Object Statement

Kozuka (1 of 3), knife handle, seated man, gilt, bronze / silver / gold, maker unidentified, Japan, date unknown

Physical Description

Kozuka, knife handle, seated man, bronze / silver / gold, maker unknown, Japan, date unknown

A long rectangular bronze kozuka engraved with an image of a seated man in a landscape background. The face of the man is decorated with silver along with parts of his clothing. There are specks of gold also on his clothing. The Kozuka has a triangular opening with a hollow body which holds the small Japanese Kogatana blade.

Marks

Four kanji characters inscribed to the reverse of the kozuka

Dimensions

Width

15 mm

Depth

5 mm

Production

Notes

This kozuka was made in Japan.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Japanese bronze kozuka 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 May 2023, <https://ma.as/12753>

Wikipedia

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