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Tsuba with design of constellations

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Myochin Ki no Yoshishige 明珍義重

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 x 8.6 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2209

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor