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Tsuba with "hundred monkeys" design

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Signed

Yagami Shoyoken Mitsuhiro 矢上逍遥軒光廣

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: 8.1 x 8 x 0.5 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1769

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gilding to one hitsu; decorative technique: chiseled sukashibori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor