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Kozuka with the Taoist Immortal Gama and His Toad
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Kozuka with the Taoist Immortal Gama and His Toad


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Description The man shown resting on his walking stick is the Taoist immortal Gama. At the bottom is a three-legged frog. Gama's spirit was able to leave his body to wander and once returned to find the body unfit to reinhabit. He put his spirit into the nearest creature, which was a frog.
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
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
copper, shibuichi, and gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.690
Measurements
L: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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