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Tsuak with Salamander and Ants
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Tsuak with Salamander and Ants


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The scabbard is designed to look like stick of wood. On the tsuka, a salamander appears to be crawling through the wood. His head and upper body appear on the front, and his lower body is on the reverse. Small ants are also crawling along the tsuka. The kashira is incised with a cluster of chrysanthemums. 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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Period
19th century (Edo)
Medium
wood, lacquer, gold, sentoku
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1169.2B
Measurements
L: 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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