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Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea. Japan, 1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo). Metalworkers: Fukawa Kazunori (Japanese, 1824-1876), Hamano Masanobu (Japanese, born 1773), Ishiguro Masaaki (Japanese, 1813-1837). Steel, gold, copper, copper alloy, silver alloy, wood, textile, shakudo, shibuichi, sentoku (?). Mounted blade: 10 in. (25.4 cm) (l.). Acquired by Henry Walters. 

Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.