Tsuba in the form of a kontengi astrolabe with a moving central section

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century (?)
School Myochin School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 7.5 x 1 cm (2 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2335

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; decorative technique: forging and zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Inscription

Gold inscriptions naming the various parts of the astrolabe

Signed

Unsigned
無銘

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund