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Tsuba in the form of a butterfly

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Signed

Kunihiro 國廣

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Myochin school?, mid-18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

7.1 x 6.9 x 0.5 cm

Accession Number

13.2199

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo plug, copper semegane; decorative technique: kebori and sukashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor, Tsuba