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Tsuba with a Chinese Immortal
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Tsuba with a Chinese Immortal


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Description The face of a Chinese immortal appears at the lower right of this tsuba. He wears a cloth covering on his head and carries a fly whisk. The background of the tsuba is iron with a wood grain appearance. The body was probably made by Munesada and the decoration added by Noriyuki.
Exhibitions
  • Déjà Vu? Recurrence. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Seal] 矩隨; [Translation] Noriyuki; [Signature] 明珍民部; [Translation] Myochin Minbu; [Signature] 紀宗定作; [Translation] Ki Munesada saku
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca.1725-1750 (Edo)
Medium
iron, silver, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.267
Measurements
3 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 3/16 in. (7.9 x 7.54 x 0.46 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Kyoto (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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