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Tsuka with Sumo Wrestlers and Helmet
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Tsuka with Sumo Wrestlers and Helmet


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This tsuka is made entirely of metal, with the menuki attached directly to hilt rather than held in place with wrapped cord. One menuki is in the shape of two sumo wrestlers. One wrestler has lifted the other off his feet. On the reverse is the referee. The kashira is shaped like a warrior's helmet. 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
2nd half 19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, gold, shakudo, copper, wood
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1238.3B
Measurements
L: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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