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.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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