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Kozuka with Carp on Bamboo
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Kozuka with Carp on Bamboo


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In the middle of the composition is a carp with a bamboo stalk through its mouth. Carp are considered felicitous because their Japanese name ("tai") is a syllable that is part of the word for "auspicious" ("medetai").
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
17th-19th centuries (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.704
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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