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Tsuba with design of swallow, waves, mountain and poem

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Matsumura Kunihiro rokujukyusai saku [Made by Matsumura Kunihiro aged sixty-nine.] 松村國廣六十九歳作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th 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

13.2438

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane, shakudo plug; decorative technique: takabori, ito-sukashi and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor