Tsuba with geometric designs and characters

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Nanban School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm (3 x 3 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2346

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: silver; decorative technique: hirazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Inscription

無銘  赤心報國馬到成功

Signed

Unsigned
無銘  赤心報國馬到成功

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund