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Tsuba with geometric designs and characters

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無銘  赤心報國馬到成功

Signed

Unsigned 無銘  赤心報國馬到成功

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm (3 x 3 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2346

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: silver; decorative technique: hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor