Description This tsuba probably depicts the Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi [Wang Hsi-chih], who lived in the 4th century BC. He is shown with a long scroll in his hand and a boy attendant. The bird at the upper left is a crane raised by Wang Xizhi [Wang Hsi-chih].
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 弘親; [Translation] Hirochika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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