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Tsuba with the Taoist Immortal Taishin O Fujin
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Tsuba with the Taoist Immortal Taishin O Fujin


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right side of this tsuba is the Taoist immortal Taishin O Fujin. She is riding a white dragon and playing a harp. Along the bottom and upper left of the tsuba are waves. On the reverse are five plovers flying over waves.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Seal] Naoshige; [Signature] 尚茂 鉄元堂正楽; [Translation] Tetsugendo Shoraku
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th century (Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.216
Measurements
2 7/16 x 2 5/16 x 3/16 in. (6.15 x 5.8 x 0.46 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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