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Tsuba with design of sun, moon and stars

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 11.7 x 11.7 x 0.4 cm (4 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2248

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: sue-mon and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor