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Tsuba with Cranes at Water's Edge
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Tsuba with Cranes at Water's Edge


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
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).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/18/1962Treatmentcleaned
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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Period
19th century
Medium
copper, shakudo, shibuichi and silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.116
Measurements
2 13/16 x 2 3/8 x 1/8 in. (7.17 x 6.1 x 0.38 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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