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Full Catalog Number: 130639.nosub
Catalog Number: 130639
Description: tsuba, Tsuba of a katana-shibuichi-square shape with rounded corners. Signed by Kakujusai (Masahiro), early 19th century. Ishiguro school. Obverse: Tadamori drags his servant toward a temple shrine. His figure is fully modeled in silver and shibuichi while his clothing is inlaid with gold and shakudo. The servant's body is cast from copper with clothes of gold and shakudo. Clouds overhead are cut in negative silhouette. Reverse: A temple lantern in a relief of shakudo, gold, and silver sits near a gnarled tree with gold leaves. Obverse: Tadamori on road to temple dragging a temple servant whom he had originally thought was a monster. figure of Tadamori is fully modeled (taka bori) in shibuichi and silver (gin). His clothing of elaborate design, is of flat inlay (hira zogan) of gin, gold (kin), and shakudo. Slanting lines of rain in kin groove inlaying (hon zogan). The servant's body is of copper with clothes of shakudo and kin. Above are clouds cut out in negative silhouette (sukashi). Reverse: temple lantern in fully modeled relief (maru bori) in shakudo with kin and gin near a gnarled tree with leaves of three different shades of kin.
Materials: metal; silver, bronze, gold, copper
Cultural Attribution: Japanese
Time Period: 19th c.
Locality: Japan, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanese Archipelago, Honshū Island
Accession Number: 1254
Collector/Source: F. W. Gunsaulus
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