Lobed tsuba with florets

Details

  • Title

    Lobed tsuba with florets

  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    17th century (1601 - 1700)
  • Material and technique

    bronze, with incised and punched decoration

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    8.6 x 8.2 x 0.4 cm max. (height x width x depth)
  • 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.10185

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  • Catalogue text

    Bronze of coppery patina. 16-lobed; each face divided by radial incised lines into as many florets; the ground heavily and irregularly punched with a large "broken-headed" tool; on each side of the seppadai a large irregular perforation with engrailed edges, recalling a chrysanthemum leaf, one trimmed to serve as kozuka-hole.

    Hawkshaw Collection, no.284 ("Shōami work").

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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