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Tsuba with Quail, Sparrow and Millet
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Tsuba with Quail, Sparrow and Millet


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Description This autumn themed tsuba shows a quail and sparrow among millet plants. The plants are at the lower right. The quail stands near them at the bottom. Above the central opening, the sparrow is shown in flight. The opening on the right for the hair has been plugged. On the reverse, more millet plants are shown along the bottom left. This work has been signed with a stylized signature that has not been identified.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] (unidentified kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century
Medium
copper, gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.290
Measurements
2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/8 in. (7.3 x 6.65 x 0.33 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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