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Tsuba with design of bats

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Signed

Harunori 治禮

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: 9.1 x 8.9 x 0.5 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2213

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: chiseled patterns; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor