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Tsuka with Dragon Menuki
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Tsuka with Dragon Menuki


Description Provenance Credit
Description Two menuki in the shape of dragons are held to the tsuka with a silk cord. The kashira, like the matching fuchi, is decorated with waves. Dragons are associated with water and often depicted in waves or clouds. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
gold, ray skin, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1224.3B
Measurements
L: 9 7/16 in. (23.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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