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Tsuba with design of birds, stream and grasses

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Kato Shigemitsu, with a kao 加藤重光(花押)

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: 9.6 x 9.2 x 0.4 cm (3 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2266

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor