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Tsuka with Rabbit, Hawk, and Monkey
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Tsuka with Rabbit, Hawk, and Monkey


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira is decorated with a rabbit running over waves. According to folklore, female rabbits conceived by doing this on the eighteenth day of the eight month. One menuki is in the shape of a hawk and the other is shaped like in monkey hiding in a rock. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
mid 19th-early 20th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
gold, shakudo, ray skin, silk cord
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1236.3B
Measurements
L: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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