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Kozuka with Asahina Saburô and a Gate Guardian
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Kozuka with Asahina Saburô and a Gate Guardian


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the left is the 12th-century warrior Asahina Saburô, who was known for his feats of strength. He can be recognized by the dancing crane crest visible near his knee. He is shown with a temple gate guardian ("niô"). They appear to be struggling with a box that is between them.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 瑞雲堂 濱野直隨; [Translation] Zuiundo Hamano Naoyuki (kao)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1773-1829 (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.887
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Nagano (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Niigata (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Kofu (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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