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Kozuka with the Spirits of Takasago and Sumiyoshi
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Kozuka with the Spirits of Takasago and Sumiyoshi


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Description The spirits of the pine trees of Takasago and Sumiyoshi are depicted as an old married couple. They are in the middle of the kozuka, under a pine tree on the right. The ocean shore is on their left. The spirits are the central characters in the noh play "Takasago." On the reverse of the kozuka are five incised cranes in flight. Cranes represent longevity.
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
shibuichi, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.759
Measurements
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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