Description The background of this tsuka is designed to look like the bark of a tree. The menuki on either side depict a mythical phoenix-like bird ("hô-ô") flying over a group of flowers. The kashira on the end is decorated with carved plum blossoms. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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