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Tsuba in the form of a lantern with design of scattered blossoms

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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 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 6.8 x 0.5 cm (2 11/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1729

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor