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Tsuba with a Dragon in Clouds
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Tsuba with a Dragon in Clouds


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On this tsuba, the body of a dragon and clouds swirl around the central openings. Dragons were signs of great power. The design of this tsuba is reminiscent of dragons painted on the ceilings of Buddhist temples.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.175
Measurements
2 11/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/8 in. (6.9 x 6.56 x 0.33 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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