Description The scene depicted on this tsuba is reminiscent of Chinese landscape paintings. On the right, two figures walk up a mountain path. These are a scholar and his servant. They are going to a mountain hut, where the scholar will have solitude to study. Mountains and trees are shown along the right at top edge. At the bottom, a man in a boat is shown in a river. On the reverse are suggestions of the landscape.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 菊川南甫; [Translation] Kikugawa Nanpo; [Seal] 秀久; [Translation] Hisahide
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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