Tsuba depicting the Chinese sage Ch'in Kao riding a carp

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba depicting the Chinese sage Ch'in Kao riding a carp

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1800
  • Material and technique

    sentoku, with iro-e zōgan (multi-metal inlay) decoration; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    6.6 x 6.3 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10930

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  • Catalogue text

    Low relief with iroye incrustation; the Chinese sage Ch'in Kao (Kinkō) holding an open scroll and mounted on a huge carp which is about to ascend the cascade that falls among the surrounding rocks; at the back, more rocks and the edge of the water.

Glossary of terms

sentoku

tsuba

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