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Tsuba modeled as a tiger and bamboo

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Signed

Horeki juissai mi jugatsu kore o saku; In the tenth month of the eleventh, snake, year of Horeki (=1761); Oda-shi Naoka [Oda Naoka made this] 寶暦十一歳巳十月作之 小田氏直香

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1762

Catalogue Raisonné

41

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 7.9 x 0.6 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2331

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, nikubori and zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor