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Signed

Bushu no ju Masakata 武州正方

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

Dimensions

Overall: 6.3 x 6.1 x 0.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1965

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor