Tsuba with design of caparisoned elephant

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th to mid-19th century
Tsuchiya Yasuchika (Japanese, 1670–1744), School Nara School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 7.7 x 0.4 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2281

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; shakudo plug; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

[Yasuchika]
安親

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund