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Tsuba with Carp and Water Milfoil
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Tsuba with Carp and Water Milfoil


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The carp is an auspicious symbol and here it is shown swimming among water milfoil. The waves of the water are made through incised lines on the tsuba. The reverse side shows a rocky shore and stream.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 智久; [Translation] Tomohisa
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1800 (late Edo)
Medium
iron, silver, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.280
Measurements
H: 2 15/16 × W: 2 3/4 × D: 1/4 in. (7.4 × 7 × 0.6 cm)
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