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Tsuba with design of crow on the sun and hare pounding rice on the moon

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Signed

[Soyo, with a kao] 宗與(花押)

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: 7.8 x 7.4 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2591

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo, silver and brass; copper sekigane, shakudo plugs; decorative technique: zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor