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Tsuba with design of shogi pieces

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Signed

Shoami Munetane Umetada Muneyuki tomo ni saku 正阿弥宗種両埋忠宗之作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.4 x 0.4 cm (3 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2584

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor