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Tsuba formed as a piece of bark

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Signed

[Yasuchika] 安親

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm (1 15/16 x 1 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2282

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor