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Nanbantetsu saku Umetada Kunai [Made from foreign iron by Umetada Kunai] 南蠻鉄作 埋忠宮内

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 8.1 x 0.3 cm (3 3/16 x 3 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2526

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and tokin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor