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Kozuka with Sotoba Komachi
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Kozuka with Sotoba Komachi


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Description The 9th-century Japanese poet Ono no Komachi is shown here at the end of her life as an old beggar woman. She is sitting on a grave marker, known as a "sotoba." Depictions of her with the grave marker are known as "Sotoba Komachi" and there is a noh play about her with the same name.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.783
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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