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Tsuba with design of shishi and young

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Signed

Soyo, with a kao 宗與(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 7 x 0.4 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2592

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: copper sekigane, shakudo plug; decorative technique: katakiri-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor