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Tsuba with the Chinese poet Rinnasei (Ch. Lin Hetsing [Lin Ho Tsing])
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Tsuba with the Chinese poet Rinnasei (Ch. Lin Hetsing [Lin Ho Tsing])


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Description This tsuba depicts the Chinese poet Rinnasei (Ch. Lin Hetsing [Lin Ho Tsing]). None of his poems survive because he did not want to record them. He is always depicted with a plum tree and a crane. He stands on the right side of the tsuba holding a large fan. An aged plum tree spreads its branches and blossoms over the top of the tsuba. On the reverse, a crane is shown in flight.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature]壽良; [Translation] Toshiyoshi (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1829-1890 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
iron with silver overlay, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.402
Measurements
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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