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Tsuka with Dragons and Waves
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Tsuka with Dragons and Waves


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The metalwork on this tsuka is decorated with waves and dragons. In place of a kashira is a kabuto gane, which is larger than a kashira. It has a design of stylized waves, accented by gold foam. Another plate with a pattern of waves surrounds the menuki. On the menuki are gold dragons holding tide-controlling jewels. Dragons are associated with the ocean. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
gold, silver, baleen
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1212.3B
Measurements
L: 8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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