Tsuba with cherry blossoms and a cobweb

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with cherry blossoms and a cobweb

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

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

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.1 x 9.2 x 0.3 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.10138

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  • Catalogue text

    Thin; lozenge-shaped with truncated angles; perforated asymmetrically with four cherry-blossoms and part of a fifth; each face inlaid with part of a cobweb in fine brass wire.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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