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Tsuka with Dragon and Family Crests
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Tsuka with Dragon and Family Crests


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The tsuka is dominated with a large dragon menuki on either side. The dragons are framed by clouds. On the kashira, a dragon is shown in waves. Dragons were associated with water and often depicted with clouds or waves. Nine gold family crests ("mon") also decorate the tsuka. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 19th century (Meiji)
Medium
black lacquer, wood, silver, gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1157.3B
Measurements
L: 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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