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Tsuba with a Peasant by Looking at the Moon
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Tsuba with a Peasant by Looking at the Moon


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A peasant stands at the right, carrying an ax over his shoulder and a straw basket in his hand. He gazes at the moon in the upper left. The clouds around the moon were created by cutting away the body of the tsuba. A small stream is at the lower left and continues onto the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 利廣; [Translation] Toshihiro (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1864 (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, copper, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.117
Measurements
H: 2 1/2 x W: 2 3/16 x D: 1/8 in. (6.39 x 5.5 x 0.38 cm)
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