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Tsuba with design of horses and trees

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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: 7.9 x 7.6 x 0.3 cm (3 1/8 x 3 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.1900

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor