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Kozuka with Yoshitsune and a Tengu
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Kozuka with Yoshitsune and a Tengu


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The figure on the right of the kozuka is a "tengu." "Tengu" are mischievous creatures who live in the forest and mountains, and are well known as warriors. The tengus supposedly trained the warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune is at the left of the composition, chasing the "tengu." At the extreme edges of the composition, trees and mountains indicate the landscape.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
gold, shakudo, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.715
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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