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Tsuba with Shoko Reading a Book by Moonlight
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Tsuba with Shoko Reading a Book by Moonlight


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Description At the right of the tsuba is a humble hut. In the hut, a man holds a book near the window. This is the legendary Chinese scholar Shoko. He read by moonlight. The moon and clouds are in the upper left of the tsuba. On the reverse is a waterfall under a pine tree.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.396
Measurements
2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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