Description This tsuba is made in the shape of a horse. The horse's legs are wrapped underneath it, giving the tsuba a generally circular shape. The hair of the horse is indicated by small incised lines throughout the tsuba. Horses are one of the zodiac animals and also used by warriors.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 江府住 宜秀; [Transliteration] Kôfu jû/Yoshihide; [Translation] Residing in Kôfu/Yoshihide
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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