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Tsuba with Plovers Flying over a Stream
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Tsuba with Plovers Flying over a Stream


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A stream zigzags across the background of this tsuba. At the top, five plovers are depicted in flight. At the bottom are small bamboo plants. On the reverse is a stream with three plovers. Plovers are a seasonal allusion to winter.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 小谷元奥; [Translation] Otani Motooku (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d. (Meiji)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.375
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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