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Tsuba with a Tiger
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Tsuba with a Tiger


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The left side of this tsuba shows a tiger emerging from a cave. As in Western culture, the tiger is used by Japanese artists as a sign of strength. The holes for both the utility knife and the hair pick have been plugged.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 黄雲舎 一成; [Translation] Kounsha/Kazunari
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
mid 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
iron with gold alloy and shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.118
Measurements
H: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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