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Tsuba with Horses and Court Attendants
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Tsuba with Horses and Court Attendants


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the front of this tsuba, two horses are shown tied to pine trees. Branches of the pine trees extend across the top. The horses are at the lower right. On the reverse are two court attendants near a curtain and fence rails. The fence seems to indicate the racing track from the annual horse races at Kamigamo shrine in Kyoto. The curtain would have been hung to shield high ranking spectators, such as the riders of the horses on the front.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 松下亭 元廣; [Translation] Shokatei; Motohiro
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 18th-early 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, silver, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.328
Measurements
2 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 1/4 in. (6.35 x 5.88 x 0.58 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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