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Tsuba with karakusa designs

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Signed

Hoan Kanenobu (?) 法安兼信(?)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 17th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 7.2 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1955

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor