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Tsuba with Dragon and Jewel
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Tsuba with Dragon and Jewel

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Description The background of the tsuba is covered in a wave pattern. At the right, a gold dragon appears to be swimming through the water. On the reverse, part of the dragon's body can be seen at the left and a jewel surrounded by flames is at the top. Dragons are often depicted with jewels, which are taken from Buddhist belief and also related to the two tide ruling jewels controlled by the Dragon King of the sea. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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19th century (Edo-Meiji)
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
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H: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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