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Tsuba with a Frog in a Lotus Pond, Japan, gold-copper alloy (shakudo), gold, silver, not dated, The Walters Art Museum 

Description from the Walters Art Museum:  ”The primary motif of this tsuba is large lotus leaves in gold. The leaves at either side fold over the edge, which connects the two sides. Below the leaves, stylized lines in silver indicate water. Lotus grows in ponds of water. On the obverse, a frog is on the left, near the hole for the utility knife. The lotus is associated with Buddha and a state of purity.”   Creative Commons license
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Tsuba (鍔 or 鐔):The tsuba is a hand guard for a Japanese sword.

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Tsuba with a Frog in a Lotus Pond, Japan, gold-copper alloy (shakudo), gold, silver, not dated, The Walters Art Museum

Description from the Walters Art Museum:  ”The primary motif of this tsuba is large lotus leaves in gold. The leaves at either side fold over the edge, which connects the two sides. Below the leaves, stylized lines in silver indicate water. Lotus grows in ponds of water. On the obverse, a frog is on the left, near the hole for the utility knife. The lotus is associated with Buddha and a state of purity.”   Creative Commons license

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Tsuba (鍔 or 鐔):The tsuba is a hand guard for a Japanese sword.

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