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Tsuba with design of dragons and clouds

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(I)yo Osu Garyukei Onishi Masao [Garyukei Onishi Masao of Osu, Iyo Province] 預大洲臥龍渓大西正雄(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 9 x 0.5 cm (3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1745

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor