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Tsuba with design of saddles and tassels

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Yoshu Matsuyama no junin Shoami Moriyoshi saku [Made by Shoami Moriyoshi of Matsuyama in Iyo Province]; An'ei go hinoe-saru nigatsu kichijojitsu; A lucky day in the second month of the fifth, hinoe-saru, year of An'ei [=1776] 豫州松山住人正阿弥盛祥作 安永五丙申二月吉祥日

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1776

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7.2 x 0.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2414

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: sukashi-bori sukidashi-bori and nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor