Aori-shaped tsuba with zigzag mat pattern

Details

  • Title

    Aori-shaped tsuba with zigzag mat pattern

  • Artist/maker

    Shimizu-Jingo School (possibly active 17th - 19th century) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (Higo province) (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1800
  • Material and technique

    iron, with chased decoration, and with silver wire nunome-zōgan decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.4 x 7.5 x 0.325 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.10318.a

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  • Catalogue text

    Aori shape; each face chased in a bold zigag mat pattern; the wide convex-faced border has six (on the back five) groups of scrolls in silver wire nunome.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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