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Tsuba with design of koto bridges (ji)

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Akao Jinzaemonnojo 赤尾甚左衛門尉

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.6 x 9.6 x 0.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1703

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor