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Tsuba with Chinese Lions and Peonies
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Tsuba with Chinese Lions and Peonies


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Chinese lions and several peony flowers decorate this tsuba. The two motifs often appear together. Both of these motifs and the shape of the tsuba body give this object a Chinese feel. The edges of the tsuba have gold plates decorated with peony. On the front, one lion appears above the central opening and other lion appears below. On the reverse there is only one lion at the top.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.227
Measurements
2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in. (7.47 x 6.8 x 0.47 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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