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Tsuba with design of ancient coins

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Signed

Bushu no ju Masachika 武州住正親

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm (3 1/16 x 3 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1977

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: fine ito-sukashi, engraving and hira-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor