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Tsuba with Cranes and Bamboo
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Tsuba with Cranes and Bamboo


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Both cranes and bamboo are signs of longevity and often used as a felicitous motif. On this tsuba, three cranes stand near young bamboo leaves. A fourth crane is shown in flight at the upper left. A stand of bamboo is on the right. Bamboo also appears on the reverse.
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
18th century (?) (Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.256
Measurements
H: 2 13/16 x W: 2 11/16 x D: 1/8 in. (7.19 x 6.9 x 0.35 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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