Tsuba with overlapping squares

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with overlapping squares

  • 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

    7.7 x 7.8 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.10139

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  • Catalogue text

    Thin; square with re-entrant angles; the seppadai and single oval hitsu united by flat bars to the border of open strapwork, which consists of two overlapping squares at each corner, with straight lines connecting them; traces of fine brass wire inlay on both faces of the border, mostly in parallel lines.

    Much rusted and perhaps burnt.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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