Tsuba with willow branches, thatched shelters, and bamboo

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with willow branches, thatched shelters, and bamboo

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    16th century (1501 - 1600)
  • Material and technique

    iron, inlaid with brass and brass nail-heads in high relief (taka-zōgan)

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.2 x 7.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Dame Jemima Church, in accordance with the wishes of her Husband, Sir Arthur H. Church, 1929.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10107

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  • Catalogue text

    Each face heavily dented; showing faint impressions of a stellate die and encrusted with slightly raised brass inlays of willow-branches, thatched shelters, clumps of ground-bamboo (one of the latter largely missing), and a few nail-heads.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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