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Tsuba with Morning Glories
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Tsuba with Morning Glories


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Morning glories growing on a trellis on depicted on the right side of the tsuba. The same motif is shown on the left side of the reverse. Morning glories are associated with autumn. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 秀宗; [Translation] Hidemune (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1850-1900 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, silver, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1259.2
Measurements
Tsuba: H: 2 3/4 x W: 13/16 x D: 3/8 in. (7 x 2.1 x 1 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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