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Tsuba with Dragons in Waves and Clouds.
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Tsuba with Dragons in Waves and Clouds.


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two gold dragons dominate the composition of the tsuba. At the lower left is one swimming through waves. The dragon at the upper right flies through clouds. Parts of their bodies can also be seen on the reverse. Dragons were associated with water and are often depicted in either waves or clouds. This is part of a mounted set.
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
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1250.2
Measurements
H: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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