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Tsuba with design of bundle of rice straw, tree, dragonflies and scarecrow

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Signed

Tenkôdô Hidekuni 天光堂秀国

Provenance

Henry Adams Collection

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Henry Adams

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 8 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.28.59

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori, katakiri-bori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor