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Tsuba with Chinese Gentlemen and Mountain Huts
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Tsuba with Chinese Gentlemen and Mountain Huts


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right side of this mountain, two men climb towards to mountain huts at the upper right. They are dressed in Chinese style clothing, but the roofs of the hut are depicted as Japanese farm houses. A mountain peak is shown at the upper left. On the reverse, a man carries a gourd on a bamboo pole. This tsuba may represent a specific story or be a generalized reference to the theme of scholars visiting each other. The band around the edge of the tsuba is carved in a stylized wood grain pattern.
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
n.d.
Medium
iron, gold detail, copper, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.245
Measurements
2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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