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Tsuba with striped pattern and scattered gold motifs

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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, Late 18th–early 19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2408

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: applied with thin plates

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor