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Tsuba with Interlocking Swastika Design
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Tsuba with Interlocking Swastika Design


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuba is decorated with an interlocking design that includes swastikas. The swastikas are oriented both clockwise and counterclockwise. The swastika is a symbol of luck and prosperity used throughout Asia.
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
copper, silver rim
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.400
Measurements
2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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