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Tsuka with Chinese Figures
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Tsuka with Chinese Figures


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The two menuki on this tsuka are in the shape of standing Chinese figures. On the front is a woman holding a fan. She may be the Queen Mother of the West, who had an orchard of peaches that granted immortality. The figure on the reverse is a man carrying a peach on a tray. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acqisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (?) (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
sentoku, gold, baleen
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1192.2b
Measurements
L: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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