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Tsuba in the Shape of a Lotus Leaf
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Tsuba in the Shape of a Lotus Leaf


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Description The body of this tsuba is formed in the shape of a lotus leaf. Along the right edge is a second lotus leaf and a lotus flower is at the lower right. On the left, a frog sits upon another leaf. On the reverse, a pod with seeds is at the bottom leaf. Lotuses are a symbol of summer and are often connected to Buddhism.
Exhibitions
  • The Japan Idea: Art and Domestic Life in Victorian America. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. 1990.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 寿光; [Translation] Toshimitsu
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century
Medium
sentoku, gold, silver, shibuichi, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.301
Measurements
3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in. (8.24 x 7.71 x 0.43 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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