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Tsuba with design of pine, creeper and bamboo

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Signed

Banshu Akashi no ju Nara Noriyoshi 播州明石住奈良軌美

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2284

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor