Soyo of Yokoya Family / Tsuba / Edo Period,1615-1868Soyo of Yokoya Family
Edo Period,1615-1868

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Creator Name: Soyo of Yokoya Family
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Name-CRT: Soyo of Yokoya Family
Title: Tsuba
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Creation Start Date: 1615
Creation End Date: 1868
Creation Date: Edo Period,1615-1868
Object Type: Other
Materials and Techniques: Shakudo with gold, silver and copper overlay. High relief modeling. Ground decorated in Nanako. Nanako is a close assemblage of tiny granules, the most characteristically Japanese treatment of a ground. In this each single grain is formed by a blow from a cup-headed punch, guided solely by hand and eye, and producing a ground of absolutely regular rows, straight or curved, of perfect hemispheres, uniform in size and free from any intervening burring of the metal.
Dimensions: 7.9 cm x 7.7 cm
AMICA Contributor: The Detroit Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
ID Number: 70.705
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Christian H. Hecker
Copyright: Copyright The Detroit Institute of Arts
AMICA ID: DIA_.70.705
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Detroit Institute of Arts

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