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Tsuba with Fukurokuju in the Moon
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Tsuba with Fukurokuju in the Moon


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the upper right of this tsuba, the folk god Fukurokuju appears. He is in front of a gold moon, surrounded by clouds. At the bottom, waves are carved into the tsuba. The reverse shows crane, a symbol of longevity and often depicted along with Fukurokuju. Fukurokuju is the god of longevity.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 矩長; [Translation] Norinaga (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1875 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
iron, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.374
Measurements
2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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