FMNH 131508.nosub[1]

  • 131508: Iron Tsuba [guard] for Katana
    Photographer: Betty Ploplys
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Iron Tsuba [guard] for Katana sword. Back of man's head and tip of monkey's nose may be seen though riohitse (opening in the Tsuba) on reverse side, which is plain, save for stick with ring handle, inlaid in relief of silver and copper. Edges are patches of swastika and key-pattern in gold. Umetada style. Umetada School founded 16th Century - Made by Muneyoshi. End of 18th Century.
  • 131508: Iron Tsuba [guard] for Katana
    Scanner: Keri Jakubowski
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Iron Tsuba [guard] for Katana sword. Monkey-trainer holding wand and cord. He is seated, old, happy and guides his pet. Monkey wears a golden coat and plays on drum. Edges are patches of swastika and key-pattern in gold. Gold cap, robe adorned with crests inlaid in silver, copper and gold, is surmounted by the kamishimo (an old ceremonial dress), which, during Edo or Tokugawa period (1600-1867 A.D.) was worn on public occasions, not necessarily allied with the court.

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    Description: scan of tsuba catalog card

  • [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: researcher photo for Kokusai Tosogu Kai 11th Annual Convention April 22-23, 2015.
Catalog Number: 131508.nosub[1]
Description: tsuba
Materials: metal; iron
Cultural Attribution: Japanese
Time Period: 18th c.
Locality: Japan, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanese Archipelago, Honshū Island
Accession Number: [1254] F. W. Gunsaulus (Gift)
Accession Year: 1916
Continent: Asia
Country: Japan
District/County: Tokyo
City/Town: Tokyo
Collector/Source: F. W. Gunsaulus
IRN: 1033149
GUID: c33a3aa8-60e9-4b70-bd91-01453923db9c