Description At the right of the tsuba is a mounted warrior carrying an umbrella. His horse's trimmings are made of gold. Behind his back, the small face of a passenger can be seen. Incised diagonal lines indicate rain. On the reverse, a peasant in a straw hat and straw rain coat walks away from the horse. This design may be a reference to a historical story.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 一宮越前大掾源長常; [Translation] Ichinomiya Echizen Daijo Minamoto Nagatsune
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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