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Tsuba with Dragons

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Three gold dragons are depicted as though they are weaving their bodies in and out of the background. The background is a fish egg pattern ("nanako-ji"). This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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18th-19th century (Edo-Meij)
gold, copper, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
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H: 3 1/16 x W: 3 1/16 x D: 1/4 in. (7.8 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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