Round tsuba with bamboo

Details

  • Title

    Round tsuba with bamboo

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1st half of the 18th century
  • Material and technique

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.9 x 7.9 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.10613

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  • Catalogue text

    The slender border united to the seppadai and ryōhitsu by 12 vertical bamboo rods above and 13 below, the remaining spaces to right and left being filled with eight others.

    A somewhat deceptive design, appearing to consist of a grating of 20 bamboos, if counted across the top, or of 21, if counted across the bottom.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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