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Tsuba with design of millet, bird and bird-cage

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Signed

Hoan Kanenobu 法安兼信

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-17th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.1953

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: amida-yasurime; other metals: gold and shakudo; lacquer; decorative technique: takabori, sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor