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Tsuba in the form of a gourd 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 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 7.8 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2201

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: forging and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor