Tsuba with wave pattern

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with wave pattern

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

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

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

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.4 x 8.2 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.10140

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  • Catalogue text

    Aoi shape (or rather mokkō with each lobe slightly pointed); four large openings, outwardly of double-ogee profile, surround the seppadai crosswise; polished surface, each face covered with two rows of irregular [wave pattern, see Fig. 7] pattern in brass wire inlay, the outer row slightly overruning the edge.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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