Collection

Tsuba

unknown

  • Tsuba 2
  • Tsuba 3
Basic information
ID
Рз-2904
Author
unknown
Name
Tsuba
Date of creation
late 19th c.
Country
Japan
Technique
casting silver and copper incrustation (zōgan) engraving
Material
metal alloy
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
7.1 x 6.8 x 0.4
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
A round-shaped tsuba (maru-gata) with a wedge-shaped hole (nakago-ana) in the centre and two holes (hitsu-ana) next to it for kozuka and kogai. The front side has an engraved low-relief depiction of the Oni demon hiding under a boat on the lower right side. At the top is an image of a man with a beard wearing a national headdress, peeking out of a small hole. The man's face and hands are made of copper inserts. To the left of the hole is a branch of a flowering tree. Relief of colour on the branch is made of silver inserts with copper inlay in the centre. On the reverse side of the tsuba in low relief engraving is a stick with a round handle.