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Tsuba with design of Shoriken Sennin riding the waves on a sword

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Signed

[Yamashiro no kuni Fushimi no ju Kaneie] 山城国伏見住金家

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 17th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.6 x 0.4 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2061

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: kitae-ji; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor