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Tsuba with two large namazu piercings and design of dragons and karakusa

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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, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 8.1 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2606

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor