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Tsuba with design of gourd vine and waterwheel

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Signed

Nobuie 信家

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 10.9 x 10.4 x 0.6 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2165

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: forging and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor