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Tsuba with design of frog and moon

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Signed

Yamashiro no kuni no junin Umetada Myoju tsukuru [Made by Umetada Myoju, an inhabitant of Yamashiro Province] 山城國西陣住人埋忠明壽造

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7 x 0.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2558

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: silver; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sumi-zogan and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor