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Tsuba with design of mallets (?)

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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, Momoyama–Edo period, mid-late 17th century (?)

Accession Number

13.2569

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor