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Tsuba with design of invocation to Hachiman, and cherry-blossom

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Inscription

Hachiman Dai Bosatsu; The great Bodhisattva Hachiman 八幡大菩薩

Signed

Unsigned

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

Catalogue Raisonné

3

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8.3 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2200

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane, shakudo nanako plugs, shakudo shim in one ana; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, ito-sukashi and drilling

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor