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Tsuba with Stone Rabbit with a Blossoming Plum Branch
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Tsuba with Stone Rabbit with a Blossoming Plum Branch


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right of this tsuba is a stone rabbit with a branch of plum blossoms in its back. Two birds fly over the central opening. A stream is shown at the lower left. Rabbits are one of the zodiac animals and often depicted in Japanese art. On the reverse are a pine branch by a river and a full moon at the upper right.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 寶真斎 壽景; [Translation] Hôshinsai/Toshikage; [Date] 元治黄子中秋; [Transliteration] Genji ki-no-e ne chûshû/(kao); [Translation] Mid-autumn, Genji year of the rat (1864)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1864 (late Edo)
Medium
iron, gilt, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.371
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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