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Tsuba with design of dried sardines

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Signed

Echizen no ju Akao saku [Made by Akao of Echizen] 越前住赤尾作

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-18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1702

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor