- decorative and applied arts weapon
- A gift from O. Feldman
- Zolochiv Castle (Chinese Palace)
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A tsuba is round in shape (maru gata) with a wedge-shaped hole (nakago-ana) in the center, in the upper part of the hole there are notches, and in the lower part – a riveted piece of copper; two hieroglyphic inscriptions are engraved around nakago-ana. Oval holes (hitsu-ana) are soldered. A lion and sea force are depicted on the front side. The lion is shown in a jump to the right; the head is turned back and takes up half of the tsuba’s surface. On the reverse side in the upper part of the tsuba, there is a relief and engraved image of clouds; in the lower part there are sea waves. In the middle of the tsuba, the surface is smooth and without any decoration.