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Tsuba with design of shishi and peonies

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Signed

Katsuaki kore o tsukuru [Katsuaki made this] 克明造之

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 6.8 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2672

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: takabori and hammering

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor