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Tsuba with Floral Design of Overlapping Textiles ("Ho-o")


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The decoration of this tsuba simulates three panels of overlapping pieces of fabric. Along the upper left is a floral design with large flowers interspersed with leaves and smaller flowers. On the right is a design of small repeating circles with three larger designs superimposed. Along the lower left is a phoenix and paulownia motif.
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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Period
late 19th century
Medium
copper, copper alloy, lacquer, mother of pearl, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.298
Measurements
H: 2 7/8 × W: 2 11/16 × D: 3/16 in. (7.3 × 6.8 × 0.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)

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