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Tsuba with design of paulownia and ho-o bird

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Goshu Hikone no ju Yumeishi Nomura Soken [Yumeishi Nomura Soken of Hikone in Omi Province.] 江州彦根住幽明子野村宗顯

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 7 x 0.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2454

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor