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Kozuka with a Figure in Heian Period Court Dress
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Kozuka with a Figure in Heian Period Court Dress


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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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Period
1848-1898 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, gold, silver, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.809
Measurements
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan, Kyoto (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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