Tsuba with waves and cherry blossoms

Details

  • Title

    Tsuba with waves and cherry blossoms

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    1st half of the 19th century
  • Material and technique

    iron

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.5 x 7.6 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.10378

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  • Catalogue text

    Rounded oblong; thin; modelled in flat relief - a wide border of seigai-nami (imbricated wave pattern), with "wire" edge separating it from the inner ground of stone-grain surface, on which, surrounding the seppadai, is a crowded ring of cherry-blossoms.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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