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Tsuba with design of silkworms

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Signed

Hachidai Jingo saku; Shigenaga 八代甚呉作 茂永

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 7.1 x 0.5 cm (3 1/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1937

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor