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Tsuba with a Carp
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Tsuba with a Carp

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A carp is depicted swimming along the lower right edge of this tsuba. Carps are felicitous symbols and are associated with some of the Shinto gods. The reverse of the tsuba shows a lily pond.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 夏雄; [Translation] Natsuo (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1848-1898 (late Edo-Meiji)
iron, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
3 1/8 x 2 13/16 x 3/16 in. (7.9 x 7.2 x 0.54 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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