Round tsuba with triangles and ovals

Details

  • Title

    Round tsuba with triangles and ovals

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.7 x 7.7 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.10526

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  • Catalogue text

    Symmetrical design of two thin voided triangles to right and left of the seppadai, with a group of five small voided ovals above and a similar group below; the short bars connecting the ovals to their neighbours and to the triangles are rounded (as is also the border), all the rest of the design being square edged.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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