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Tsuba with Insects
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Tsuba with Insects

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the top of this tsuba is a moth with its head down towards the central opening. A cricket is at the bottom edge. On the back, a dragonfly is at the top and a fly is at the bottom. The tsuba is so small that the secondary openings for the hair pick and utility knife create a scallop on the edge.
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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shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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