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Tsuba with Chinese-style Lion and Waterfall
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Tsuba with Chinese-style Lion and Waterfall


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the lower right of the tsuba is a gold Chinese-style lion ("shishi"). This type of lion was developed by artist who saw drawings of lions, not by direct observation. Therefore, they often look more like dogs than lions. A waterfall is on the left side. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, gold, copper, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1225.2
Measurements
H: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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