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Tsuba with Dragon in Clouds
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Tsuba with Dragon in Clouds


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This unsigned work features a large dragon in clouds. Dragons were often depicted with clouds or storms. This dragon follows the Japanese model and has three claws. The part of its body that is hidden by clouds on the front is revealed on the back.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century
Medium
sentoku, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.113
Measurements
2 9/16 x 2 5/16 in. (6.5 x 5.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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