Description This amulet was made for the Munakata Grand Shrine at an unknown kiln in Kyushu. It would have been fastened by the silk cord to a traveling case for protection.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] two character signature unread; chikuzen munakata jingu kempo san ___ ___ kugatsu niche [Translation] Munakata Shrine, Chikuzen, kempo 3 (1215), ninth month
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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