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Tsuba with a Hawk Stalking a Monkey
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Tsuba with a Hawk Stalking a Monkey


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The right side of the tsuba shows a hawk in high relief, looking for its prey. The monkey is hiding on the reverse. The truck of the tree where the hawk perches extends completely to the edge of the central hole, which is usual. Hawk hunting was a popular sport during the Edo period (1615-1868), and hawk motifs were common on objects made for warriors.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/18/1962Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] 応需夏應; [Transliteration] oju, natsuo; [Translation] By special request, Natsuo.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1848-1898 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
copper with shakudo, gold, and shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.100
Measurements
3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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