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Tsuba with design of turnips and leaves

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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, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.5 x 0.7 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2119

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: takabori and sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor