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Tsuba with a Crane Soaring over Waves
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Tsuba with a Crane Soaring over Waves


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A crane soars along the upper right edge of this small tsuba, over waves at the bottom left. The motif of waves continues to the back. Cranes are symbols of longevity.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 石黒政美彫之; [Transliteration] Ishiguro Masayoshi horu kore o; [Translation] Inscribed: This was carved by Ishiguro Masayoshi.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1774-ca.1861 (late Edo)
Medium
silver and gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.156
Measurements
2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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