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Kashira with Dragon
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Kashira with Dragon

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A fierce dragon is shown on an elaborate background of carved hexagons. Flowers with four petals are inside each hexagon. Gold plates have been added to the back of the kashira which repeat the hexagon motif.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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19th century (Edo-Meiji)
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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