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Fuchi with Tiger and Bamboo
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Fuchi with Tiger and Bamboo


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A gold tiger with black shakudo stripes is shown crouched near bamboo. Tigers and bamboo are commonly paired on sword fittings. They represent the acceptance of the strong (tiger) by the weak (bamboo).
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 江川宗孝作; [Translation] Egawa Munetaka saku
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
mid 19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1042
Measurements
1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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