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Tsuba formed from eighteen overlapping riveted plates

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Signed

Munehiro 宗弘

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

Catalogue Raisonné

42

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.8 x 0.5 cm (3 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2234

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: forging and riveting

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor