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Tsuba witha  Peasant Woman with Panier
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Tsuba witha Peasant Woman with Panier


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In this tsuba, a farming woman stands outside her hut. With the two baskets in her hands, she is probably winnowing grains. Blossoms appear in the pine tree behind her. On the reverse are magnolia flowers. This may be a reference to a folk story.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 打越元安; [Translation] Uchikoshi Motoyasu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
first half 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo, copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.184
Measurements
2 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 1/8 in. (5.8 x 5 x 0.37 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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