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Kozuka with a Man and a Blowpipe
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Kozuka with a Man and a Blowpipe


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The man at the bottom of the kozuka holds a blowpipe ("fukiya"). Blowpipes were used to hunt small birds, such as the one flying across the top of the kozuka. A dart was inserted into the end of the pipe and then blown at the bird. The artist signed the kozuka on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On reverse: 石黒盛常 彫; [Transliteration] Ishiguro Moritsune horu; [Translation] carved by Ishiguro Moritsune
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1788-1829 (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.800
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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