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Tsuka with Chrysanthemums and Heron
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Tsuka with Chrysanthemums and Heron


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The tsuka is wrapped with silk cord over a base of ray skin. The menuki, held in place by the cord, are in the shape of chrysanthemum flowers. The kashira matches the fuchi mounted with the same sword. It shows a heron flying beneath a moon. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1838 (Edo)
Medium
black lacquer, bamboo, ray skin, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1230.3B
Measurements
L: 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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