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Tsuba with Tiger and Waterfall
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Tsuba with Tiger and Waterfall


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The tiger is common symbol of power in Japanese art. On this tsuba, the tiger is at the lower right. A stream is near it at the lower left. An unusual secondary hole is above the tiger on the right, along with a standard utility knife hole on the left. On the reverse is a waterfall.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
iron, copper, silver with gold detail
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.379
Measurements
2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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