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Kozuka with Emma-Ô and a Demon
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Kozuka with Emma-Ô and a Demon


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Emma-Ô is the king of hell who judges souls when they arrive. He is shown here leaning against a tiger. On the left is a demon. Demons serve as Emma-Ô's assistants. This kozuka includes a signed blade.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/11/1964Treatmentcleaned
4/18/1984Treatmentcleaned
5/09/1984Treatmentcleaned; coated
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On kozuka: 藝州住; [Transliteration] Geishû sumu; [Translation] Living in Hiroshima prefecture; [Signature] On kozuka: 廣利; [Translation] Hirotoshi; [Signature] On blade: 錦龍子源国佐; [Translation] Kinryûshi Minamoto Kunisuke
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1800 (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.899
Measurements
L: 8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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