Tsuba depicting the god of luck Jurōjin, with his familiar

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba depicting the god of luck Jurōjin, with his familiar

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

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

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.2 x 7.1 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.10933

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  • Catalogue text

    Modelled, largely in openwork with slight iroye, as the face of a rock, in a hollow of which sits Jurōjin, one of the Luck Gods, with his familiar, a stag: he looks up at a flying crane depicted in low relief above; at the back in low relief, a pine-tree and ground-bamboo. Signed: Toshinaga [Japanese text] with kakihan [Japanese text]. (Probably Toshinaga II, died 1771.)

Glossary of terms

Jurōjin

sentoku

tsuba

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