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Tsuba with New Year's Decorations
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Tsuba with New Year's Decorations


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The objects on the tsuba are part of the decoration and celebration of New Years. On the right, three rice cakes are stacked on a stand with a branch of flowering plum behind them. At the lower left are pine boughs, which symbolize longevity. On the reverse is a fish head on a stick and holly leaves. This is a decoration that was attached to door frames to ward off demons.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 知壽; [Translation] Tomotoshi (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1775-1800 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, copper, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.360
Measurements
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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