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Tsuba with design of vine leaves and tendrils

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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, Late 17th–early 18th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 8.4 x 0.4 cm (3 7/16 x 3 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2576

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and shakudo; shakudo plugs; decorative technique: nunome-zogan and sue-mon

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor