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Kozuka with the Queen Mother of the West Carrying Peaches
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Kozuka with the Queen Mother of the West Carrying Peaches


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Queen Mother of the West, or Seiôbo, lives in a mountain paradise. The trees in her garden produce peaches that give the eater immortality, but they only bloom once every three thousand years. She is shown carrying a basket of peaches.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 於越福井彫之; [Transliteration] oite Koshi Fukui horu kore; [Translation] this was carved in Fukui in Echizen; [Signature] 河野豊壽; [Translation] Kôno Toyotoshi [kao]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1850 (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.757
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan, Owari (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Echizen, Fukui (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Kaga, Kanazawa (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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