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Tsuba with design of asarum leaves

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Signed

Joshu no ju Umetada Shigechika 城州住埋忠重近

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 17th–early 18th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.9 x 0.4 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2528

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sukidashi-bori and tokin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor