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Tsuba with Swallows and Cherry Blossoms
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Tsuba with Swallows and Cherry Blossoms


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Along the upper portion of the tsuba is a gold branch with cherry blossoms and two buds. Two swallows in flight are shown at the right and lower edge. The entire tsuba is surrounded by a raised rim. On the reverse, cherry blossoms are shown floating in a stream. Cherry blossoms bloom in early spring and are a common seasonal motif.
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, silver, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.376
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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