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Japanese - Tsuka with Cranes and Rooster - Walters 5111803B

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Five flying cranes are depicted amongst clouds on the tsuka. On the kashira is a rooster sitting on a drum. This is a symbol of peaceful times. The drum is a type carried into battle. The rooster sitting on the drum implies that the drum has not been taken into battle in a long time and thus it is a period of peace. This is part of a mounted set.

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1850
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Walters Art Museum
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