Lenticular tsuba with mokkō shape and C-scrolls

Details

  • Title

    Lenticular tsuba with mokkō shape and C-scrolls

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

    iron, with taka-zōgan (high relief inlay) in copper; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8 x 8 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

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EAX.10134

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  • Catalogue text

    Slightly lenticular, with "wire" edge; each face encrusted with the same symmetrical design in strips of copper, viz. a square enclosing a mokkō (the latter acting as outline to the seppadai and ryōhitsu) and set above and below with four double volutes; to right and left a large C scroll.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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