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Tsuba with Gingko Leaf, Plum Blossom and Chrysanthemum
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Tsuba with Gingko Leaf, Plum Blossom and Chrysanthemum


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of this tsuba, a plum blossom decorates the upper right. At the bottom is a gingko leaf. A chrysanthemum flower surrounds the central opening for the sword blade. On the reverse is the branch of a Japanese pepper tree with sanshô nuts.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 山城国西陣住 埋忠明壽; [Transliteration] Yamashiro (no) kuni Nishijin jû/Umetada Myôju [saku?] (kao); [Translation] Living in Nishijin, Yamashiro province/ Made by (?) Umetada Myôju
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1558-1631 (Momoyama; early Edo)
Medium
iron, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.408
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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