University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameTsuba
Object Number: 21668
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Silver
Gold
Shakudo
Credit Line:Gift of Sarah Frishmuth, 1899

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).


Bibliography:

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

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