Collection

Tsuba

unknown

  • Tsuba 2
  • Tsuba 3
Basic information
ID
Рз-2911
Author
unknown
Name
Tsuba
Date of creation
late 19th – early 20th c.
Country
Japan
Technique
casting silver and bronze incrustation (zōgan)
Material
metal alloy
Dimensions (height x width x depth, cm)
7.2 x 6.9 x 0.6
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
An oval-shaped tsuba (nagamaru gata) with a wedge-shaped hole (nakago-ana) in the centre and two holes along it (hitsu-ana) for kozuka and kogai. The front of the tsuba has a low relief composition. On the right side is an image of a plum blossom tree with a warrior in samurai armor next to it, writing hieroglyphs on a tree trunk. On the left side in the lower part is a cairn of stones. On the back of the tsuba is an image of an equipped horse.