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Tsuba formed as a stylized leaf

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Signed

Kofu no ju Masayoshi 江府住正義

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1983

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: tokin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor