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Tembo Tsuba

TS0582

A large Tembo tsuba from the middle Edo period.  9.233  cm x 8.711 cm x 4.89 mmDecorated with hot stamps of a lattice pattern and kanji.  The kanji here (大土、風) are an allusion to Pure Land Buddhism and the tsuba was likely the product of a temple.  Pure Landís origin is the Mayayana sect of Indian Buddhism which focus on proselytizing for the salvation of all.  The work has ryohitsuana for kogai.    $300

 

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