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Tsuba with net design

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Signed

Toshu no ju Shoami Shigeyuki saku [Made by Shoami Shigeyuki of Tosa Province] 土州住正阿弥重行作

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: 7.3 x 7.2 x 0.4 cm (2 7/8 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2442

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and copper; copper sekigane; decorative technique: hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor