55158
55159
 

Sword Guard

New Search
Native Name:
Tsuba
Object Number:
21668
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Iron
Silver
Gold
Shakudo
Description:
On the front of this iron tsuba stands an egret in grass, ivy (tsuta) twines through a tree on the right. On the reverse, a dragonfly flies over a fence of tied sticks and ground bamboo plants. Typical of late nineteenth century work from Mito Province north of Tokyo. Autumn scene (rice of gold is ripe; no leaves on trees).
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Frishmuth

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22 no.5
View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:



See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

Select objects to add to My Finds list using



Clear List Next - View List
My Finds