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Tsuba with design of shogi pieces

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Signed

Yamashiro no kuni no ju Umetada Shigenari 山城國住埋忠重成

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7 x 0.4 cm (3 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2522

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor