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Tsuba with design of Jo and Uba

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Signed

Unshu Kameda no ju Masafusa kore o horu 羽州亀田住政房彫之

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: 8 x 7.8 x 0.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2443

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; decorative technique: takabori, engraving and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor