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Tsuba with design of tiger, dragon, bamboo and clouds

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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, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 9 x 0.5 cm (3 5/8 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2153

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: takabori , tokin and engraving

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor