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Tsuba with Tigers in Bamboo
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Tsuba with Tigers in Bamboo


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Tigers are considered the strongest animal and are often depicted with bamboo. On the front of this tsuba, one tiger has his front paws on the bamboo stalk as though he is about to climb it. A second tiger is at the lower left. On the reverse, a tiger is shown drinking water from a stream.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 自得斎 寛甫; [Translation] Yôshû Mitsuoki (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1766-1834 (Edo)
Medium
sentoku, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.337
Measurements
3 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in. (7.65 x 6.67 x 0.42 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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