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Tsuba with design of ho-o birds and maples

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Bushu no ju Masakata Masanobu 武州住正方、正信

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7.3 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1962

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: lead; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor