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Tsuba with design of rice plants

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Signed

Kishu no ju Sadanaga 紀州住貞命

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 17th–early 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 9 x 0.4 cm (3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1956

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor