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Tsuba with design of butterflies and takaramono

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Signed

Umetada . . . manosuke Tachibana Muneyoshi 埋忠。。。馬助橘宗義

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.7 x 0.4 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2553

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor