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Kozuka with a Carp Leaping a Waterfall
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Kozuka with a Carp Leaping a Waterfall


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Incised lines on the kozuka depict the rush of a waterfall. A carp is shown swimming up the waterfall. This motif represents perseverance. The inscription on the reverse says that the design is by Ichiguro Masatsune (1760-1828).
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Attribution] On reverse: 東嶽子以圖; [Transliteration] Tôgakushi motte zu; [Translation] design by Tôgakushi; [Date] On kozuka: 辛酉初春; [Transliteration] kanoto tori shoshun; [Translation] 1801; [Signature] On kozuka: 壽霍斎 石黒政美; [Translation] Jugakusai Ishiguro Masayoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1801 (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo (?), gold (?)
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.796
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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