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Tsuba with design of peonies and butterflies

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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, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.3 x 0.3 cm (3 x 2 7/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2594

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold, shibuichi and copper; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori and iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor