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Kozuka with a Demon and a Thatched Hut
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Kozuka with a Demon and a Thatched Hut


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the left of this composition, a demon ("oni") is seated on the ground. He appears to be removing a thorn from his foot. Near him on the right are a hut and a tree. Demons regularly appear in Japanese art and are often depicted in a humorous fashion.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 乙柳軒 味墨 政芳; [Translation] Otsuryûken Miboku Masayoshi [kao]; [Sticker] Edged with a blue trellis pattern: 395
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, silver, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.674
Measurements
3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) (l.)
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Not On View

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