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Tsuba with design of waves

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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, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 8.4 x 0.5 cm (3 5/16 x 3 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2551

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, lead plugs, copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bor, sukidashi-borii and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor