Jump to content

Metalwork

"Metalwork"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 13  November 30, 2021 (Tue) - February 27, 2022 (Sun)

  
Gold Coin (Ōban) Stamped with Diamond Shapes and Minted in the Tenshō Era, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 1588 (Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao)

This exhibition provides a historical overview of Japanese metalwork from the Heian (794–1192) to the Edo (1603–1868) period. Objects are displayed by category, such as Buddhist ritual implements, mirrors, tea kettles, objects with designs in cloisonné, decorative fittings, and okimono ornaments. Visitors are invited to view the beauty of metals such as gold, silver, copper, and iron, as well as the shapes they were crafted into, and the designs they were freely embellished with.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 9 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Gold Coin ("Ōban") Stamped with Diamond Shapes and Minted in the Tenshō Era Azuchi-Momoyama period, 1588 Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao, E-20084
Highlight Unmarked Silver Coin Asuka period, 7th century Gift of the Imperial Treasury, E-2649
Highlight Silver Coin ("Chōgin") Minted in the Keichō Era Found in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Azuchi-Momoyama–Edo period, ca. 1601–95 E-7495
Highlight Gold Coin ("Ōban") Minted in the Kyōhō Era Edo period, 1725–26 Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao, E-20087
Highlight Gold Coin ("Ōban") Minted in the Tenpō Era Edo period, 1838–41 Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao, E-20088
Highlight Silver Coin ("Ichibugin") Minted in the Tenpō Era Edo period, 1837–54 Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao, E-20156
Highlight Silver Coin ("Nishugin") Minted in the Ansei Era Edo period, 1859 Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao, E-20153
Highlight Gold Coin ("Ōban") Minted in the Man'en Era Edo period, 1860–62 Gift of Mr. Ōkawa Isao, E-20089
Highlight Scale with Weights Edo period, 18th-19th century Wood, brass, and other materials, E-5902