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Tsuba with a Horse Among Cherry Blossoms
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Tsuba with a Horse Among Cherry Blossoms


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba illustrates a Chinese poem about a horse pawing fallen cherry blossoms, which restored their fragrance. The horse is shown in the lower right, under a cherry tree that occupies the right side of the tsuba. Along the bottom of the tsuba are dandelions. The reverse side shows the back of the same scene.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Date] 庚午「」「」; [Transliteration] Kanoe-uma [ ][ ]; [Translation] 1870; [Seal] [unread]; [Signature] 貞幹道人; [Translation] Teikan Dojin
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1870 (Meiji)
Medium
iron and gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.189
Measurements
H: 2 11/16 x W: 2 1/2 in. (6.8 x 6.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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