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Tsuba

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Iron inlaid with brass

  • Museum number:

    338F-1878

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Iron hand-guard (tsuba) for a sword, inlaid on both sides in brass with bellflower and peony arabesque, Japan, ca. 1600

Physical description

Iron hand-guard for a sword. Oval, inlaid on both sides in brass with bellflower and peony arabesque.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Iron inlaid with brass

Dimensions

Length: 8.3 cm approx., Width: 7.9 cm approx.

Object history note

Purchased for £7 [388 to M-1878]

Descriptive line

Iron hand-guard (tsuba) for a sword, inlaid on both sides in brass with bellflower and peony arabesque, Japan, ca. 1600

Materials

Iron; Brass

Techniques

Inlaid

Subjects depicted

Peony; Bell flower

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork

Collection

East Asia Collection

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