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Tsuba with design of cherry and paulownia

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Momoyama period, Late 16th–early 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.9 x 0.3 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2617

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: brass; decorative technique: hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor