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Fuchi with Dragon and Waves
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Fuchi with Dragon and Waves


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The gold body of a dragon swimming through waves covers the front of the fuchi. Dragons are associated with water, so are often depicted in clouds or waves. They are a popular motif for sword fittings. 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
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1220.3A
Measurements
H: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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