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Tsuba with a Tiger
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Tsuba with a Tiger

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the right of this tsuba is a tiger. To the right, under the hole for the utility knife, is a small patch of young bamboo. The body of the tiger wraps around the edge of the tsuba to the reverse, which shows the back view of the scene depicted on the front. Tigers are powerful animals that are often shown with bamboo.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 篤弘; [Translation] Tokuhiro
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1831-1871 (late Edo-Meiji)
iron, gold, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
2 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/16 in. (6.1 x 4.88 x 0.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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