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Tsuka with Shells and Fish
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Tsuka with Shells and Fish


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira is decorated with various fish and shells executed in different metal alloys to provide a range of colors. The handle is covered in ray skin and wrapped in baleen (commonly called whale bone). This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
mid 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
ray skin, silver, shakudo, gold, copper alloys
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1242.2B
Measurements
L: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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