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Tsuba with design of snowflakes

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Muromachi period, 16th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 9.4 x 0.4 cm (3 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2056

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; surface treatment: punching; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor