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Tsuka with Rooster, Chicken, and Hollyhock
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Tsuka with Rooster, Chicken, and Hollyhock


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The tsuka is wrapped with a white silk cord that holds in place the two menuki. One menuki is in the shape of a rooster and the other is in the shape of a chicken. The hollyhock kashira matches the fuchi mounted on the same sword. 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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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
black lacquer with green netting, silver, gold, shakudo, shibuichi, sentoku
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1259.3B
Measurements
L: 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Kyoto (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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