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Tsuba with design of hagi and stream

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Kuniyasu Tomikane 國安 富錦

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.2628

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; yamagane and shakudo plugs; decorative technique: hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor