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Tsuba with design of bird, waves and rocks

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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, 17th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.3 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2063

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: kitae-ji; other metals: gold; copper sekigane, brass shim to kogai; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor