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Tsuba with design of Daruma and Buddhist invocation

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Toshu Myochin Ki no Munenaga [Myochin Ki no Munenaga of Tosa Province] 土州明珍紀宗長

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

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

Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 6.8 x 0.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2219

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: tsuchime-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, zogan, sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor