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Kozuka with a Hollyhock Creast
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Kozuka with a Hollyhock Creast


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Description The kozuka is decorated with three hollyhock crests ("aoi mon") on a background of fish egg pattern ("nanako-ji"). The hollyhock crest was used the by the Tokugawa family who ruled Japan between 1615 and 1867. The kozuka and its matching kogai may have been given as a gift by a Tokugawa family member. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, sentoku, gold, steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1188.4
Measurements
L: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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