Tsuba with 32 radiating lines

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with 32 radiating lines

  • Artist/maker

    Myōchin School (active 16th - 19th century) (armourer)
    Myōchin Munehisa (active 1825 - 1850) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    19th century (1801 - 1900)
  • Material and technique

    iron

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    9.3 x 8.6 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.10084

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  • Catalogue text

    Slightly cupped; built up, like a helmet, of 32 gores, the uppermost doubly flanged, the lowermost plain, the rest singly flanged; these are fastened together by three concentric rows of rivets (concealed, as they should be, on the front); seppadai reinforced by two oval plates.

    Signed: Myōchin Ki no Munehisa [Japanese text] with kakihan [Japanese text].

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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