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Tsuba with a Hawk and a Sparrow
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Tsuba with a Hawk and a Sparrow


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The body of this tsuba is designed with a wood grain texutre made of multiple metals. At the upper right, a hawk is perched on a branch looking down. Below the hawk at the lower left is a sparrow. On the reverse, there is a branch at the upper left and a sparrow in flight at the bottom.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 行年六十三 乙柳軒; [Translation] Kônen rokujû san/Otsuryûken Miboku; [Translation] Age 63/Otsuryûken Mibuku
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1836 (late Edo)
Medium
sentoku, copper, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.381
Measurements
3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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