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Tsuka with Cherry Blossoms and Wrestling Gate Guardians
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Tsuka with Cherry Blossoms and Wrestling Gate Guardians


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira is decorated with cherry blossoms that match the accompanying fuchi. The menuki is a playful depiction of two Buddhist temple gate guardians ("niô") arm-wrestling. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] In ink on open end: san yi jû yon; [Translation] three yi fourteen (repeated twice)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creators
Period
ca. 1850 (late Edo)
Medium
silver, shakudo, sentoku, ray skin, baleen
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1295.3B
Measurements
L: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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