Tsuba with design of dried sardines

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-18th century
Akao (Japanese), School Aka School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm (2 15/16 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1702

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Echizen no ju Akao saku [Made by Akao of Echizen]
越前住赤尾作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund