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Tsuba with a Monkey Teasing an Elephant with a Stick
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Tsuba with a Monkey Teasing an Elephant with a Stick


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The body of this tsuba is formed by the figure of an elephant. On its back is a monkey made of silver alloy, poking a stick towards the elephant's head.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 政春; [Translation] Masaharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1724 (Edo)
Medium
sentoku, silver alloy, gold, and copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.281
Measurements
H: 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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