Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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kozuka (knife handle)
  • unknown maker from Japan
  • kozuka (knife handle), Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • copper, gold, casting
  • Object Height/Width: 9.5 x 1.3 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 3/4 x 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2537

Knife handle, lobster with long antennae. Copper base is cast with granular pattern emulating ray skin.