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Tsuba with a Large Carp and Two Small Fish
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Tsuba with a Large Carp and Two Small Fish


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba shows a carp swimming along with two other fish. Carp are often associated with good fortune. The back of the tsuba shows additional aquatic life in the form of a spiny lobster and a water bug. Bubbles in the water are indicated in gold.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 宮田信清; [Translation] Miyata Nobukiyo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1841-1884 (Edo)
Medium
sentoku, gold, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.114
Measurements
3 1/4 x 3 x 3/16 in. (8.2 x 7.55 x 0.41 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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