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Tsuka with Dragon
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Tsuka with Dragon

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The handle is wrapped with baleen, which is often called "whale bone" although it is not a bone. A small section of ray skin is visable near the kashira. On the kashira is a gold dragon in clouds. This is part of a mounted set.
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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18th century (?) (Edo)
gold, silver, ray skin, baleen
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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