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Tsuba

Tsuba

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    01/08/1863-31/08/1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Yoshinaga (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass inlaid with copper and gold

  • Museum number:

    1474-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hand-guard (tsuba) for a sword, brass inlaid with copper and gold, depicting fisherman trapped by an octopus. Signed Yoshinaga and dated eighth month of 1863. This hand-guard was made for export and not intended to be fitted to a sword.

Physical description

Hand-guard (tsuba) for a sword, brass inlaid with copper and gold, depicting a fisherman trapped by an octopus. Signed Yoshinaga and dated eighth month of 1863.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

01/08/1863-31/08/1863 (made)

Artist/maker

Yoshinaga (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Brass inlaid with copper and gold

Marks and inscriptions

Signed Yoshinaga and dated eighth month of 1863

Dimensions

Width: 9.5 cm approx., Length: 8.9 cm approx.

Object history note

This sword guard was made for export and was not intended to be fitted to a sword.

Descriptive line

Hand-guard (tsuba) for a sword, brass inlaid with copper and gold, depicting fisherman trapped by an octopus. Signed Yoshinaga and dated eighth month of 1863. Made for export and not intended to be fitted to a sword.

Materials

Brass; Copper; Gold

Techniques

Inlay

Subjects depicted

Fisherman; Octopus

Categories

Arms & Armour

Collection

East Asia Collection

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