Tsuba with round border containing a lozenge

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with round border containing a lozenge

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.5 x 8.5 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.10754

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  • Catalogue text

    Thick; constructed as a lozenge-shaped frame within a circular ring, the former united to the seppadai by four short bars; bars, lozenge and ring are all of circular section; the seppadai is square-edged.

    It is, of course, only a square, not a lozenge, that can be truly inscribed in a circle, and here the angles of the inscribed figure necessarily "bite" more deeply into the ring at the top and bottom than they do to right and left; also the short bars are not in all cases at right angles to the side of the lozenge. For these reasons the design, while very attractive in the normal position, looks extremely awkward when placed diagonally.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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