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Tsuba with a Kuanyu Preparing to Throw a Spear
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Tsuba with a Kuanyu Preparing to Throw a Spear


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The mounted figure along the right edge of this tsuba is 2nd century Chinese general Kanyu (Ch. Guan Yu [Kuan Yu). Stories of his activities during the Three Kingdoms period are told in the 14th century novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." Kuanyu is about to plunge his spear into the water. Waves fill the lower section of both sides of the tsuba. On the reverse, the spears and battle flag of a army appear above the waves.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 浜野直隨; [Translation] Hamano Naoyuki
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1773-1829 (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo, details in gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.208
Measurements
2 13/16 x 2 5/8 x 1/8 in. (7.2 x 6.7 x 0.35 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Shinano (Place of Origin)
  • Japan (Echigo Province) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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