Description Three mythical animals are depicted in gold on this tsuba. At the top of the front is a dragon. Below is a "hô-ô" bird, often compared the phoenix of Western mythology. On the reverse, a "hô-ô" is at the top with a kirin at the bottom. The animals are surrounded by a floral motif. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisiton unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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