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Tsuba with an Owl on a Stone Lantern
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Tsuba with an Owl on a Stone Lantern


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Across the top of this tsuba, an openwork area forms clouds, with the moon on the left. On the right, an owl sits on a stone garden lantern under a tree. Bamboo and other plants surround the owl. On the reverse are reeds and a stream.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 政隨; [Translation] Shôzui
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1696-1769 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.238
Measurements
2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/8 in. (6.36 x 6 x 0.38 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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