Tsuba with heraldic hawk feathers and ground bamboo

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with heraldic hawk feathers and ground bamboo

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1800
  • Material and technique

    iron, with cut and filed openwork decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8 x 7.7 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.10690

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  • Catalogue text

    In a circle with their sides contiguous to the border are four of the lanceolate leaves of the sasa (ground-bamboo), much holed by decay, and a hawk's tail-feather (taka no ha) partly voided; engraving finish.

    Hayashi Collection. The feather and leaf are both of heraldic import.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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