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kozuka (knife handle)
  • Japan
  • kozuka (knife handle), 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • iron, gold, patina, casting, gilding
  • Object Height/Width: 9.9 x 1.3 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 7/8 x 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2501

Knife handle with image of woman with cat. Base in granulated and patinated iron. Figure is cast from a dark-patinated metal alloy, highlighted with gilding.