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Tsuba with Two Dragonflies
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Tsuba with Two Dragonflies

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two dragonflies appear to be flying around the edges of this tsuba. On the front, one dragonfly comes over the top, when the tail of the second is visible at the bottom. On the reverse, the rest of both dragonflies can be seen. There is a wood grain pattering to the body of the tsuba.
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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19th century
shakudo (gold-copper alloy), gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
H: 2 15/16 × W: 2 13/16 × D: 1/4 in. (7.4 × 7.1 × 0.6 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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