Description The front of this tsuba shows two cranes near a rocky shore. Cranes are a symbol of longevity. They were often paired as a sign of martial fidelity. The back depicts a flying crane. The background of this tsuba has been worked in a style with small dots known as fish roe (nanako).
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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