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Tsuka with Wheat Stalks and Plum Blossoms
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Tsuka with Wheat Stalks and Plum Blossoms


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The body of the tsuka, like the accompanying saya, is decorated with stalks of wheat in gold inlay. The kashira depicts branches of plum blossoms. Plums are the first tree to flower at the end of winter. 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
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
wood, gold lacquer, red stain, sentoku, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1166.2B
Measurements
L: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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