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Tsuka with Phoenixes
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Tsuka with Phoenixes


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Each menuki is in the shape of a gold "hô-ô," which is a mythical bird similar to the phoenix. On the kashira, a "hô-ô" is shown in flight over a blossoming cherry tree. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd half 19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
black lacquer, silver, shakudo, gold, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1198.2B
Measurements
L: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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