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Tsuba with a Tiger on a Cliff
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Tsuba with a Tiger on a Cliff


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right side of this tsuba, a tiger is perched on a cliff. While tigers are not native to Japan, they have long been known through Chinese painting. The tiger is often a symbol of strength. The reverse of this tsuba shows two pine trees under a gibbous moon.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 一行斎 篤興; [Translation] Ikkôsai Tokuoki
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1813-1896 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
iron, shibuichi, gold, silver, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.146
Measurements
3 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in. (8.35 x 7.88 x 0.45 cm)
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Not On View

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