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Kogai with Chinese-style Lions
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Kogai with Chinese-style Lions


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two Chinese-style lions ("shishi") are depicted in gold against a black background of fish egg pattern ("nanako-ji"). This style of lion was developed by artists who never saw a living lion. Therefore, they look more like dogs than lions. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acqusition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 後藤光信; [Translation] Gotô Mitsunobu (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1255.5
Measurements
L: 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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