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Tsuba with a New Year's Lion Dancer
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Tsuba with a New Year's Lion Dancer


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The motifs of this tsuba illustrate traditional New Year's customs. On the right is a man dressed as a lion who performs a celebratory dance. At the upper left is a decorative rope ("shimenawa"), including pine boughs, which are hung on homes during the New Year's season. At the lower edge on the reverse is a small table with traditional offerings.
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
iron, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.365
Measurements
2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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