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Full Record: x-1984-sl-2.42/1984_2.42.JPG

Arms of Prince Rudolph II von Scherenberg, Bishop of Würzburg

Master AG

(active 1475 - 1490)

15th century

1482

1984/2.42

engraving on paper

AG, Master

animals

animals and creatures

components

components and systems

components by specific context

edged weapon components

mammals

objects

objects we use

people and occupations

religion

staff weapon components

subject matter

the natural world

visual works

visual works by subject type

weapon components

Full Record: x-1973-sl-2.87/1973_2.87.JPG

Sword (original) and later handle, sword guard, and scabbard

Ietsugu

The sword is long and slightly curved; the handle cover is wrapped with black cords, mostly worn out. The round tsuba (sword guard) is made of steel and has two holes. The scabbard is painted with lacquer and has a string for hanging. There is a pair of lion-shaped menuki (fitting) on the handle.

(active Ôei era, 1394 - 1427)

14th-15th century

1394-1427

1973/2.87

forged steel blade and lacquer

Ietsugu

cases (containers)

coating (material)

coating by composition or origin

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by form

descriptors

edged weapon components

edged weapons

materials

materials by function

objects we use

sheaths

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.77/1981_2.77.JPG

Kris handle in the shape of an ogre

Indonesia

20th century

20th century

1981/2.77

ivory

Indonesia

components

components and systems

components by specific context

edged weapon components

edged weapons

objects we use

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1981-sl-2.78/1981_2.78.JPG

Kris handle

Indonesia

19th century

19th century

1981/2.78

wood

Indonesia

components

components and systems

components by specific context

edged weapon components

edged weapons

objects we use

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.11/1978_2_11_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with chrysanthemum and butterfly design

Artist Unknown, Japan

The flat iron plate with quatrefoil design. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by oval-shape hole (for kougai) and oval with bump shape (for kozuka). Chrysanthemums, autumn grass and a rock are carved on lower-right side; a butterfly is descending toward the flowers. Gold inlays are applied to the flowers, grass, part of the rock, and butterfly. The surface is finely granulated by etching (“ishime-ji”).

18th century

18th century

1978/2.11

iron with gold inlays

Japan, Artist Unknown

animals and creatures

arthropods

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

edged weapon components

flowers (plants)

herbaceous plants

insects

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

plants

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapon components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.5/1978_2_5_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with design of Kanzan (Chinese, Han Shan) and Jittoku (Chinese, Shihde), two Zen eccentrics

Artist Unknown, Japan

Circular tsuba, made of iron. It has two holes in the middle. Two figures, Kanzan and Jittoku, are carved on the lower right corner. Kanzan, who holds a scroll on his hand, and Jittoku, who holds a bloom stick and pointing to the sky, are looking upward. The two figures are carved slightly higher than the surface. On the back, there is the moon partially obscured by clouds. Gold and silver alloy inlays are applied to the moon and the clouds. Gold is also inlayed in their eyes, parts of the garments, and Kanzan's scroll. Shakudô (copper-gold alloy) is inlayed in Jittoku's bloom and his jacket collars.

18th century

early 18th century

1978/2.5

iron with gold, silver, and shakudô (copper-gold alloy) inlays

Japan, Artist Unknown

associated concepts

buddhism

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

earth sciences concepts

edged weapon components

edged weapons

japanese buddhism

motifs

objects we use

paintings

paintings by form

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by activity

people by occupation

people in religion

people in religion and related occupations

people in the humanities

physical sciences concepts

religions

religions and religious concepts

religious (people)

scientific concepts

visual works

visual works by medium or technique

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.7/1978_2.7.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with eight family crests

Artist Unknown, Japan

Circular tsuba, made of iron. Inside an exterior circle, eight smaller circles are placed with the same spacing. The eight circles are connected to the exterior circle as well as to the three center holes where kôgai, blade, and kozuka are placed. Each of the eight circles have a different family crests. The openwork technique seen here is called "marubori" (round carving). The surface is slightly textured by minute stippling.

19th century

19th century

1978/2.7

iron and gold

Japan, Artist Unknown

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

edged weapon components

heraldic motifs

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

motifs

natural landscapes

plant components

settlements and landscapes

trees (components)

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapon components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1973-sl-2.85/1973_2.85.JPG

Sword (13th century) and scabbard (18th century) with design of samurai writing a poem under cherry tree

Kagemitsu

The sword is long and slightly curved; the metal smith's name is engraved on the metal handle.

(active late 13th–early 14th century )

Late 13th-Early 14th century

1299-1301

1973/2.85

forged steel blade with wooden handle and scabbard

Kagemitsu

buildings and the land

cases (containers)

components

components and systems

components by specific context

containers

containers by form

deciduous trees

document genres

document genres by form

document genres for literary works

edged weapon components

information forms

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

people

people (agents)

people and culture

people by occupation

people in military occupations

plants

settlements and landscapes

sheaths

trees

trees by leaf life

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapon components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.4/1978_2.4.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with design of three pawlownia crests and vines

Kinai School

This small, flat metal piece has a circular shape and an openwork design. It has a triangular shaped sword hole in the center, flanked by two other holes, which are filled with shakudô (copper-gold alloy). The sword hole is mended with gold. Three crests, consisting of pawlownia leaves and flowers, are interconnected with vines. There are some abrasions on the center oval shape around the sword hole. The surface is slightly textured by minute stippling. The outer rim is slightly elevated from the inner design. This openwork carving technique is called "marubori" (round carving).

17th century - 19th century

18th century

circa 1750

1978/2.4

iron, gold and shakudô (copper-gold alloy)

Kinai School

biological components

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

edged weapon components

heraldic motifs

herbaceous plants

landscapes (environments)

motifs

natural landscapes

plant components

plants

settlements and landscapes

trees (components)

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapon components

woody plants

Full Record: x-1966-sl-1.101/1966_1_101.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with incised flame design

Artist Unknown, Nabeshima ware, Japan

This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Two holes in the middle. Flame-like incision all over the piece. Silver is applied around the center hole.

Late 16th-Early 17th century

late 16th century - early 17th century

1966/1.101

Shakudô (copper-gold alloy)

Nabeshima ware, Japan, Artist Unknown

components

components and systems

components by specific context

descriptors

design elements

edged weapon components

edged weapons

motifs

natural element motifs

objects we use

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.6/1978_2_6_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard) with design of dragon among clouds

Okada Masatoyo

The flat iron plate with quatrefoil shape and the design of a dragon in midst of clouds. It has three holes: one for blade (middle) flanked by two deformed oval-shape holes (for kougai and kozuka). Around the blade hole, there is the carver’s signature. The design of a dragon, among stylized clouds, is intricately carved in high relief; the dragon has almost three-dimensional quality. On the back, the dragon tail, some parts of the body, one claw are peeking from clouds. The dragon coils around the center holes. The rims of the three circles are wavy, as if they are the part of the cloud design. The stoppers on the blade hole edges are made of gold. Some silver inlays are applied on the dragon’s eye blow and some nails.

act. 1789

19th century

19th century

1978/2.6

iron with gold and silver inlays

Okada, Masatoyo

animals and creatures

associated concepts

components

components and systems

components by specific context

earth sciences concepts

edged weapon components

legendary creatures

people and culture

physical sciences concepts

scientific concepts

weapon components

weather and related phenomena

weather-related phenomena

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.3/1978_2_3_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with design of blowfish, shrimp and plant

Seishinsai

This small, flat piece made of light brown brass (called "sentoku" in Japanese) has a round diamond shape. It has a triangular shaped hole in the center and another round hole on one side. Artist’s name is signed between the two holes. The surface is slightly concaved from the rim. The front has relief design of a shrimp, blowfish, and bamboo branch. On the back, there are designs of a spiral shell, a barnacle, and water drops. The sea motifs are inlayed with gold, silver, copper, and shakudô (copper-gold alloy).

19th century

19th century

1978/2.3

brass with gold, silver, copper, and shakudô (copper-gold alloy) inlays

Seishinsai

animals and creatures

arthropods

buildings and the land

components

components and systems

components by specific context

crustaceans

edged weapon components

edged weapons

landscapes (environments)

natural landscapes

objects we use

settlements and landscapes

vegetation and vegetation components

vegetation components

weapon components

weapons

weapons and ammunition