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Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea
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Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea


Provenance Inscription Credit
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Place, Bi... (only the first kanji remains); [Signature] Ishiguro Masaaki; [Signature] Otsuryuken Miboku; [Transcription] Oju Kyogaishi Fugawa Kazunori sen, Kaei nana Ko-in nen shuban; [Translation] Carved on special order by Kyogaishi Fugawa Kazunori, Kaei 7 (1854) late spring; [Translation] Bishu province
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo)
Medium
steel, gold, copper, copper alloy, silver alloy, wood, textile, shakudo, shibuichi, sentoku (?)
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1204
Measurements
mounted blade: 10 in. (25.4 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan, Tokyo (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Aichi (Owari Province) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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