Description The figure standing at the bottom of the kozuka is Okina. He is a god in the form of an old man who appears as an auspicious character in noh plays. In front of him are two gold jewels ("tama"). These represent the power of faith, not wealth. The artist signed the kozuka on the reverse in gold inlay. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 羽州於金浦 琴乗; [Transliteration] Ushû oite Konoura Kinjô; [Translation] Konoura in Ushû, Kinjô
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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