Lenticular tsuba with Amida-yasurime, or radial striations

Details

  • Title

    Lenticular tsuba with Amida-yasurime, or radial striations

  • Artist/maker

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

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

    18th century (1701 - 1800)
  • Material and technique

    iron; tang-hole plugged with soft metal, probably copper

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.2 x 7.1 cm (height x width)
  • 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.10313

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  • Catalogue text

    Rounded oblong, lenticular; the whole surface, including the seppadai, covered with strong Amida-yasurime (see No.285 [EAX.10285]); large ryōhitsu of namako form (long kidney shape), the kōgai-hole with a row of ten drop-like cusps on the outer side (representation of a snow-heap).

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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