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Tsuba with Fudû Myô-ô
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Tsuba with Fudû Myô-ô


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba depicts Fudô Myô-ô, the Immovable Bright King, who is shown in a cave at the right. Fudô is a deity in the Buddhist pantheon. He holds a sword in one hand and a rope in another to combat evil. His fierce expression is intended to ward off evil, not to scare worshippers. There is a waterfall at the left of the tsuba. On the reverse, a pine tree is at the left and a waterfall is at the right.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Seal] 永春; [Translation] Nagaharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1701-1761 (mid Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.362
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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