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Tsuba with Crane Walking on Pine Needles
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Tsuba with Crane Walking on Pine Needles


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of the tsuba, a crane stands on gold pine leaves looking up towards clouds. The crane is a symbol of longevity and is considered a felicitous motif. On the reverse is a blossoming cherry tree.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 伯應作; [Transliteration] Hakuo saku; [Translation] Made by Hakuo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1791-1876 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
iron, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.235
Measurements
2 5/16 x 2 x 3/16 in. (5.87 x 5.08 x 0.45 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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