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Tsuba with a Heron Perched on a Boat under a Full Moon
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Tsuba with a Heron Perched on a Boat under a Full Moon


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Description An unusually designed full moon with gold gilding is depicted at the upper left of this tsuba. At the lower right, a heron stands on the prow of a boat among reeds. This boat is probably moored. On the reverse of the tsuba the moon appears without gilding at the upper right. Below it are more reeds and a pier. Reeds and the full moon are associated with autumn.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 穐蜂斎 政隨; [Translation] Shuhosai/Shôzui
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1696-1769 (Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.250
Measurements
2 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/8 in. (6.65 x 6 x 0.38 cm)
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