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Tsuba with design of straw mat and flames

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Signed

Umetada Yoshisada 埋忠吉定

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 17th–early 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 8.1 x 0.4 cm (3 1/4 x 3 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2535

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane, stamped lead plugs; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori and nunome-zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor