Description The front of the kozuka is decorated with nine copper alloy, silver and gold cranes in flight. The background is in a fish egg pattern ("nanako-ji"). Cranes are a symbol of longevity and an auspicious motif. This is only the decorative front plate.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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