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Kozuka with Heian Period Courtier
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Kozuka with Heian Period Courtier


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the left, a Heian period courtier is shown leaning again an armrest. At the right is a curtain. Women in the Heian period were separated from men by means of curtains or blinds, so this curtain implies the presence of a woman behind it. The gold clouds along the top mimic clouds in illustrated handscrolls.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acqusition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 東仏斎 光政造; [Translation] Tosensai Mitsumasa tsukuru
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.883
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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