Tsuba with design of stylized birds

Japanese
Edo period
Late 17th–early 18th century
Shoami Matajiro (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 7.2 x 0.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2365

Medium or Technique

Main material: yamagane; surface treatment: cross-hatching; other metals: copper sekigane; shakudo plug; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Shoami Matajiro
Chutei
正阿弥又次郎 中貞 開山

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund