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Tsuba with a Carp
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Tsuba with a Carp

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The background of this tsuba is decorated in a beaded pattern known as fish eggs ("nanako-ji"). At the bottom, a carp is depicted among aquatic plants. The carp is an auspicious sign. On the back are two tree stumps and grasses.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 東雲堂 英光; [Translation] Toundô/Terumitsu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 18th-early 19th century (mid Edo)
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
H: 2 7/8 x W: 2 5/8 x D: 1/8 in. (7.3 x 6.7 x 0.31 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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