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Tsuba with design of crescent moon and grasses

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Signed

Myochin Morisuke 明珍守助

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: 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.3 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2171

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: tokin

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor