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Tsuba with design of chrysanthemums and other flowers

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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, Muromachi period, 16th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.6 x 0.4 cm (3 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2605

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: brass; copper sekigane; decorative technique: hammering, stamping and hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor