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Tsuka with Waves and Sea Animals
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Tsuka with Waves and Sea Animals


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description All along the scabbard, various fish and other sea creatures are shown swimming through waves. On the tsuka, a spiny lobster is on the front and a fish is on the back. Spiny lobsters are emblems of long life. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] 清次
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
brass, silver, gold, shakudo, sentoku, mother-of-pearl
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1197.2B
Measurements
L: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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