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Tsuka with Masks

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Three masks, probably for use in comic plays ("kyôgen"), are shown on this tsuka. The kashira is a long-nosed "tengu" demon mask. The menuki are masks for sake-loving "shôjô". Behind each mask is a sake ladle. 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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19th century (Edo-Meiji)
black lacquer, stained wood, copper alloy, silver, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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