Description The body of this tsuba is comprised of carps. Most are swimming in a clockwise direction around the tsuba. Their scales are highlighted with gold gilding. Carps are a felicitous motif and a symbol of longevity.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 光廣 肥前国矢上住; [Transliteration] hizen yagami jû/mitsuhiro; [Ttranslation] residing in Yagami, Hizen province/Mitsuhiro
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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