Results 1 1271
785 Previous Next

Tsuba with a Carp Leaping Out of Water
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Tsuba with a Carp Leaping Out of Water


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right side of this tsuba, a carp is shown leaping from the water. Its body arches to the left, following the curve of the tsuba's edge. At the upper left is a wasp that may be the carp's prey. At the bottom, waves show where the carp exited the water. On the reverse are water and lily pads.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] Manen ka-no-e saru aki saku; [Translation] Made in the autumn of the [first year] of Manen (1860), the year of the monkey; [Signature] 万延庚申秋作 夏雄; [Translation] Natsuo [Seal]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
1860 (late Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.397
Measurements
4 in. (10.2 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Tags


    Thumbnail: Tsuba with a Carp Leaping Out of Water Thumbnail: Tsuba with a Carp Leaping Out of Water Thumbnail: Tsuba with a Carp Leaping Out of Water
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Tsuba with a Carp Leaping Out of Water