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Tsuba with design of radiating lines

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Signed

Shoami Matajiro 正阿弥又次郎

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 17th–early 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.7 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2364

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: hammering and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor