Tsuba with design of constellations

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Myochin Yoshishige (Japanese), School Myochin School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 x 8.6 x 0.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2209

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Myochin Ki no Yoshishige
明珍義重

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund