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Tsuba with Poetry Composition at New Year's
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Tsuba with Poetry Composition at New Year's


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Description At the lower right of this tsuba, a seated man dips his brush in ink. A sheet of paper is spread on the tray or small table in front of him. Another man sits at the lower left. At the upper left and on the reverse are New Year's decorations incorporating pine boughs. Pines are a symbol of longevity and feature prominently in New Year's decorations.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
copper, gold, silver, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.230
Measurements
2 15/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in. (7.4 x 6.76 x 0.49 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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