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Kozuka with Two Rats
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Kozuka with Two Rats


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two rats stand together at the bottom of the kozuka. One has its back to the viewer. Another stands on his hind legs. Rats are associated with the god of good fortune Daitoku as a reminder that treasure needs to be guarded against pest such as rats.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 保隨; [Translation] Yasuyuki (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1763-1836 (late Edo)
Medium
iron, gold, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.862
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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