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Tsuka with Menuki of Mounted Riders
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Tsuka with Menuki of Mounted Riders


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two menuki are held to the tsuka by silk cord wrapped around the handle. Each menuki is in the shape of a rider on a horse. The kashira depicts a Chinese-style lion ("shishi"). The background of the tsuka is ray skin. This is part of a mounted set.
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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Creator
Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
rayskin, silk cord (ito-maki), shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1215.3B
Measurements
L: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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