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Tsuba with Herons
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Tsuba with Herons

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Description This tsuba shows two herons near a stream and reeds. On the front, a heron is airborne at the upper left, above the secondary hole. The second heron is at the lower right, below the other secondary hole. A stream winds along the bottom and reeds grow near the stream. The reeds make this an autumn scene. On the reverse, a stream and reeds are shown at the lower right.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 松吟亭 東明; [Translation] Shôgintei Tômei (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1817-1870 (late Edo-Meiji)
copper alloy, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
2 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3/16 in. (7.02 x 6.35 x 0.48 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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