Mokkō-shaped tsuba with weeping willow and boats

Details

  • Title

    Mokkō-shaped tsuba with weeping willow and boats

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    copper, with iro-e zōgan (multi-metal inlay) decoration in metals including silver; silver rim; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9 x 8.6 x 0.4 cm (height x width x depth)
  • 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10967

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  • Catalogue text

    Cruciform mokkō; rich iroye incrustation of a weeping-willow with the prows of two boats in the water below; a tiny egret (silver) is perched on the nose of the nerer boat; very similar design at the back, but with one boat only and no egret; silver rim.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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