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Tsuba with design of Jurojin with scroll and reishi fungus

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Signed

Eisho no zu o motte Seishinken Mototomo saku 以英昌圖清真軒元儔作

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: 8.2 x 8 x 0.9 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2148

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shibuichi; shibuichi plugs and sekigane; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor