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Kozuka with Autumn Flowers and Hidden Shunga Scene
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Kozuka with Autumn Flowers and Hidden Shunga Scene


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The front of the kozuka depicts six of the seven celebrated autumn flowers worked in various metals. The flowers are bush clover, mist flower, chrysanthemum, pampas grass, fringed pink flower, and Chinese bell flower. On the reverse, which would have been hidden when the kozuka was sheathed in the scabbard, is an assignation scene between a gentleman and a lady in the costume of Heian period courtiers. Behind them is a koto instrument. One of the robes they have cast off is also decorated with pampas grass. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] [ ] [ ] 常行彫; [Transliteration] [ ] [ ] Tsuneyuki horu; [Translation] carved by Tsuneyuki
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
mid 19th century (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, shakudo, copper, gold, sentoku
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1270.3
Measurements
L: 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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