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Tsuba with Insects on Old Weathered Wood
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Tsuba with Insects on Old Weathered Wood


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The body of this tsuba is craved in the form of insect eaten wood. On the front, a cicada is shown at the upper left, a spider is at the lower left, and a wasp is at the bottom right. A dung beetle is on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acuqisition 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, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.284
Measurements
2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in. (7.46 x 6.94 x 0.45 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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