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Tsuba with a Dragon among Clouds
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Tsuba with a Dragon among Clouds


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A gold dragon is coiled around this tsuba with his head at the bottom. Parts of the dragon's body are obscured by clouds. Dragons are often depicted with clouds because they are associated with the sky and water. Dragons are considered the most powerful creatures.
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
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.377
Measurements
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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