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Tsuba with geometric designs

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Signed

Odawara no ju Masakane saku 小田原住正包

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: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2321

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; shakudo (?) liners; decorative technique: ito-sukashi and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor