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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Date Added/Updated Credit Line
Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.8/1978_2.8.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with iris design

Artist Unknown, Japan

It is a round, openwork iron tsuba, in the design of three interconnected irises. The two holes are plugged with gold.

18th century

circa 1780

1978/2.8

iron and gold

2013-12-20 16:39:59

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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

2013-12-20 16:39:59

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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)

2013-12-20 16:39:53

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Full Record: x-1986-sl-1.154/1986_1.154.JPG

Standing Female Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Pende peoples Democratic Republic of the Congo

20th century

circa 1920

1986/1.154

wood

2013-12-20 16:24:02

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Weston

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.16/1978_2.16.JPG

Pomdo Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Sierra Leone, Benin

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.16

soapstone

2013-12-20 16:16:05

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston.

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.15/1978_2.15.JPG

Male Ibeji Figure

Artist Unknown, African, Nigeria, Yoruba

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.15

carved wood and pigment

2013-12-20 16:16:05

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.14/1978_2.14.JPG

Horned Mask

African, Nigeria, Ibo

20th century

1900-1978

1978/2.14

wood, monkey fur

2013-12-20 16:16:04

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.13/1978_2.13.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard)

Artist Unknown, Japan

18th century

1615-1868

1978/2.13

iron with gold and silver inlays

2013-12-20 16:16:02

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.12/1978_2.12.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard) with inlaid design of egrets and reeds(attached to 1973/2.88)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This tsuba is a 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). Egrets and reeds decorate the surface, distributed in a curve that climbs counter-clockwise from the bottom left register, culmiating in the top left with a lone egret in flight. Egrets on the bottom of the piece perch on the ground or nest in the golden reeds.

18th century

1615-1868

1978/2.12

iron with gold and silver inlays

2013-12-20 16:16:00

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.10/1978_2.10.JPG

Tsuba (Sword guard)

Artist Unknown, Japan

17th-19th century

1615-1868

1978/2.10

iron

2013-12-20 16:15:55

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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

2012-11-25 18:13:07

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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

2012-11-25 18:13:07

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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

2012-11-25 18:13:06

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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

2012-11-25 18:13:06

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.2/1978_2_2_VIEW1.JPG

Tsuba (sword guard) with inlaid design of samurai on horseback at the shore

Harunori

This small, flat metal piece has a quartrefoil shape. Three holes in the middle. Some chips can be seen around the center hole, which mended with silver and copper. A samurai on horseback is charging into the sea from steep hill; he is wearing a helmet, armor, and sword, and holding a fan. A pine tree is standing on the samurai’s right side; there are rocks and bamboo grass by the ocean. The motifs of the ocean, pine tree, bamboo grass and rocks also appear on the reverse side. Gold and some silver and copper inlays are applied on pine branches, samurai's helmet, horse's mane and bridle, bamboo grass on the shore, and spray from waves.

18th century

18th century

1978/2.2

iron with gold, silver, and copper inlays

2012-11-25 18:13:06

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

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

Artist Unknown, Japan

19th century

1615-1868

1978/2.9

iron with gold and silver inlays

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston