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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemum and stream

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Bushu no ju Masatsune 武州住正恒

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.8 x 0.3 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.1961

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor