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Tsuba with stylized cloud design

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Chikushu no ju Nobukuni Yoshimasa tsukuru [Made by Nobukuni Yoshimasa of Chikuzen Province] 筑州住信國義昌造

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 9.2 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 3 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2626

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: hammering and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor