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Kozuka with Treasure Ship ("Takara-bune") of the Gods of Good Fortune


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description All the items on the ship are treasures associated with the seven gods of good fortune. From right to left are the key to the gods' storehouse, the god Daikoku's hammer, bails of hay, sacred jewels on the sail, an inexhaustible money bag, and a hat that makes the wearer invisible. The artist signed this kozuka on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 柳川直春; [Translation] Yanagawa Naoharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 18th century (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, gold alloy, and silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.703
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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