Tsuba with flowers and scrolls

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with flowers and scrolls

  • Artist/maker

    Shimizu-Jingo School (possibly active 17th - 19th century) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (Higo province) (place of creation)
  • Date

    17th - 18th century (1601 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    iron, with gold nunome-zōgan decoration; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper; tsuba cut down from a larger guard

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.2 x 6.8 x 0.285 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.10319

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  • Catalogue text

    Each face with five asymmetrically disposed badges (seven-petalled flower), with scrolls issuing from them, in gold nunome; large square-ended ryōhitsu.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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