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Tsuba with a Carp
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Tsuba with a Carp

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba shows a carp swimming through a stream among water milfoil. The carp's head is at the lower right, with its body and tail extending up the right side. Carps are considered a felicitous motif. On the reverse are rocks, a stream and milfoil.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 安親; [Translation] Yasuchika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1670-1744 (Edo)
iron, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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