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Tsuba with design of shishi training its young by throwing them over a cliff

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Signed

Choshu Hagi no ju Tomoyuki saku 長州萩住友幸作

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: 8.4 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1814

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and gilding

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor