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Tsuba with a Hunter on Horseback with a Falcon
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Tsuba with a Hunter on Horseback with a Falcon


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba depicts the ancient sport of falconry. Originally a past-time for the nobles, it was also actively practiced by members of the warrior class at the time this tsuba was made. A mounted hunter is on the right with a falcon on his arm. He is attended by a servant. On the reverse, another servant has a dog on a leash. Dogs were also used in falconry.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 長常; [Translation] Nagatsune (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1732-1786 (mid Edo)
Medium
iron, silver, gold, copper, shibuichi, copper alloy, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.318
Measurements
2 5/8 x 2 7/16 x 3/16 in. (6.67 x 6.27 x 0.54 cm)
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Not On View

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