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Tsuba with design of tiger, bamboo and stream

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Signed

Shigetsushi Mitsutsura, with a kao 指月子光烈(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 7.3 x 0.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2070

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor