Description Various sea creatures crafted in different metal alloys are depicted on this tsuba. Along the upper right edge is a spiny lobster, which is often used as a symbol of longevity. At the lower right is a flying fish. An octopus occupies the lower left. On the reverse are an eel and another fish along the lower edge.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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