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Tsuba with design of horse and stream

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Signed

Kishu no ju Sadanaga Kanri 紀州住貞命 寛利

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7.3 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2265

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo and gold; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor