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Tsuba with Chrysanthemums
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Tsuba with Chrysanthemums

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba is decorated with chrysanthemum in gold and copper alloy. The petals and leaves of the flower wrap around the edge so that parts of the same flower are visible on both sides. Chrysanthemums are a symbol of autumn.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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18th-19th century (Edo)
iron, shakudo, copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
H: 2 7/8 x W: 2 3/4 x D: 3/16 in. (7.3 x 7 x 0.41 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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