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Tsuba with design of leaves and ropes (New Year decoration)

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Signed

Choshu Hagi no ju Hisatsugu saku 長州萩住久次作

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

Object Place

Hisatsugu

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1817

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor