Tsuba with design of squirrel, insects, ho-o birds and vine

Japanese
Edo period
mid-18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 8.6 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2460

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold and silver; copper sekigane, shakudo shims; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, takabori and tokin

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Unsigned
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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund