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Tsuba with design of paulownia and window

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Sasshu no ju Oda Naoka saku [Made by Oda Naoka of Satsuma Province] 薩州住小田直香作

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: 8 x 7.8 x 0.4 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2333

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and nikubori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor