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Tsuba with design of gourd and tendrils

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

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: 9.9 x 9.6 x 0.4 cm (3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2205

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor