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Kozuka with Hotei and Child
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Kozuka with Hotei and Child


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Hotei is one of the seven gods of good fortune ("shichifukujin"). He is often depicted as a rotund Buddhist monk with a bag of treasures. When depicted without the other gods, he is frequently depicted with small children. Here, the image of Hotei is incised on the kozuka body and wraps around to the reverse. The small child is at Hotei's left. 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] 横谷宗珉; [Translation] Yokoya Sômin (kao)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1795-ca. 1855 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1169.3
Measurements
L: 8 1/16 in. (20.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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