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Tsuka with Plum Blossoms and Phoenixes
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Tsuka with Plum Blossoms and Phoenixes


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
silver, gold, wood
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1161.2
Measurements
L: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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