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Tsuka with Peonies and Phoenixes
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Tsuka with Peonies and Phoenixes


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Description The kashira depicts large blooming peonies with gold details in the center. Both menuki are in the shape of a "hô-ô" bird with a branch of plum blossoms in their beaks. "Hô-ô" are mythical birds often compared to the phoenix in Western mythology. They are a sign of an auspicious ruler. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
silver, gold, ray skin; silk cord
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1237.2B
Measurements
L: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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