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Tsuba with Gate Guardian
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Tsuba with Gate Guardian


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description On the right is one of the two guardians ("ni-ô") who guard the main south gate at Buddhist temples in Japan. These fierce looking figures protect temples from evil spirits. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 牧野春周; [Translation] Makino Haruchika (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1850 (Edo)
Medium
copper patina
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1241.2
Measurements
H: 2 1/2 x W: 2 3/8 x D: 3/16 in. (6.4 x 6 x 0.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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