Aoi-shaped tsuba

Details

  • Title

    Aoi-shaped tsuba

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1869
  • Material and technique

    iron

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.4 x 6.8 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.11256

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  • Catalogue text

    In shape similar to the last [EAX.11255], but with the angle-openings replaced by solid groups of disks; no other decoration. Signed: Tenshi no nichi-gwatsu saku on-tachi no tsuba wo utsusu ("copying the guard on the Emperor's Sun and Moon tachi") Andō [Japanese text] Yoshihide [Japanese text] and dated "a lucky day in the first month of Meiji II (1869)". (Unrecorded.)

    I have no information as to the tachi (sword) here referred to.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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