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Tsuba with design of melons and nasubi

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Shôami Shigeharu 正阿弥重春

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-18th century

Catalogue Raisonné

22

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 7.5 x 0.4 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2440

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, copper and shakudo; shakudo liners; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor