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Tsuba with Two Dragons
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Tsuba with Two Dragons

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The figures of two dragons and clouds surrounding them form the body of this tsuba. The dragons are crafted in a three dimensional, openwork style. Dragons are symbols of power. They are often shown with clouds because they are affiliated with the sky and water.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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silver, silver alloy
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 in. (7.4 x 7 x 0.54 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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