Square tsuba with chequer pattern

Details

  • Title

    Square tsuba with chequer pattern

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    17th century (1601 - 1700)
  • Material and technique

    iron, possibly cut down from a larger guard, and with cut and filed openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    6.5 x 6.5 cm possibly cut (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.10018

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  • Catalogue text

    Square; a chequer of nine by nine square openings separated by partitions of minimum thickness; the oblong ryōhitsu occupy the space of six squares each, the oval seppadai that of 15.

    This guard may originally have been larger, the present edge having a cut-down appearance.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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