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Tsuba with a Dragon among Clouds
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Tsuba with a Dragon among Clouds


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Along the right edge of this tsuba is the body of dragon flying through clouds. Dragons are a regular motif in Chinese and Japanese art. They are considered powerful creatures and are often depicted with clouds or storms. On the reverse of the tsuba, a segment of the dragon that is hidden by clouds on the front is revealed.
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
n.d.
Medium
sentoku, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.157
Measurements
2 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/16 in. (6.6 x 5.96 x 0.48 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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