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Tsuba

Tsuba

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1869 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    iron with gold and silver relief

  • Museum number:

    M.612-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This hand guard for a sword, tsuba, is made of iron with low-relief modelling and a slight heightening of gold and silver. The image depicted is that of the head of a sleeping wild boar amid reeds; on the reverse, a tree-trunk.

Physical description

Hand guard (tsuba) for a sword, iron with gold and silver relief depicting a sleeping boar by autumn grasses.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1869 (made)

Materials and Techniques

iron with gold and silver relief

Marks and inscriptions

Signed Seki Yoshinori and dated to the sixteenth day of the second month of 1869

Dimensions

Length: 7.49 cm approx., Width: 6.99 cm approx.

Descriptive line

Hand guard (tsuba) for a sword, iron with gold and silver relief depicting a sleeping boar by autumn grasses, signed Seki Yoshinori and dated to the sixteenth day of the second month of 1869, Japan.

Materials

Iron; Gold; Silver

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Boar; Grasses

Categories

Arms & Armour

Collection

East Asia Collection

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