Description The figure on the kozuka is dressed in Heian period court clothing. This may indicate a reference to the Heian period, or to formal Shinto rituals practiced at later dates. He carries and branch in his right hand and drum on his left shoulder. On the reverse is a pine tree next to a balustrade.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On kozuka: 夏雄; [Translation] Natsuo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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