Tsuba with design of snail and feather

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Michitsugu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 5.3 x 0.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2588

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: shakudo, shibuichi, copper and gold; decorative technique: hammering and takazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Sealed Michitsugu
印 道次

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund