Tsuba with asanoha, or stylized hemp leaves

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with asanoha, or stylized hemp leaves

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration, with hira-zōgan (flat inlay) in brass wire

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.7 x 7.3 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

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10136

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  • Catalogue text

    Pierced with a shippō device below (oval enclosing curvilinear lozenge); remaining surface on each face covered with asanoha (diaper of six-pointed stars) inlaid in fine brass wire (which also outlines the seppadai); this is interrupted by three (on the back two) repetitions of the maru ni mitsubiki badge of the Manabe (a ring spanned by three horizontal bars) in brass strip inlay.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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