A tsuba of a tiger in yamagane without signature.
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A tsuba for short saber with a tiger design which covers all tsuba made with dark copper (yamagane) .
Technic : Chisel round effect (maru bori ) .
Representation : The tiger is not indigenous to Japan, it was imported by China through Buddhism .It would have powers on the wind, because of these roars, it would be the incarnation of the thunder. It is the lord of all animals that have four legs and he wears on his forehead "王" which means king.
It was quickly adopted by the warrior castes because of his symbolism of strength, courage and nobility. Possession of an amulet or tiger symbol is said to bring strength, to ward off bad luck and to discourage demons.
This tsuba will be sold with a magnolia box.
|materials||yamagane ( Dark gray copper )|
|era||edo period 1603-1867|