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Tsuba with a Dragon Ascending Through Mist Clutching a Jewel
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Tsuba with a Dragon Ascending Through Mist Clutching a Jewel


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The dragon whose body wraps around this tsuba clutches the pearl of wisdom in his claw. Part of the dragon's body is hidden in mist. This part appears on the reverse of the tsuba.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 安親; [Translation] Yasuchika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1670-1774 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, crystal, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.186
Measurements
H: 2 13/16 x W: 2 11/16 x D: 3/16 in. (7.2 x 6.87 x 0.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Shonai (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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