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Tsuba with the Legendary Chinese ruler Shinnô
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Tsuba with the Legendary Chinese ruler Shinnô


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Chinese sage Shinnô (Ch. Shen Nong [Shen Nung]) is on the right side of the tsuba, eating a blade of grass. He has two small horns on his head. Shinnô is credited with inventing the plow and the harp. He also expanded the number of ideograms for the written language from eight to sixty-four. On the reverse is a mountain landscape.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Issandô Jûi (kao); [Seal] Nagaharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1701-1761 (mid Edo)
Medium
copper, gold, sentoku
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.369
Measurements
3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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