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Tsuba with unidentified pierced designs

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Umetada Myoju 埋忠明寿

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.7 x 0.3 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2718

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo plugs, copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and hammering

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor