Tsuba with inscription

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-18th century
Umetada Mitsushige (Japanese), School Umetada School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 cm (3 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2542

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: gold; copper sekigane; decorative technique: zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Inscription

The virtuous warrior never dies
善戦者不死

Signed

Yamashiro no kuni Umetada Mitsushige [Umetada Mitsushige of Yamashiro Province.]
山城國埋忠光重

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund