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Kozuka with Nine Flying Cranes
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Kozuka with Nine Flying Cranes


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.762
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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