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Kashira with Spiny Lobster
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Kashira with Spiny Lobster


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A spiny lobster decorates the top of this kashira. Spiny lobsters were symbols of longevity because their tail is bent like the back of an elderly person. This is part of a set with Walters 51.934.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1744-1801 (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.935
Measurements
1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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