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Kozuka with Hotei
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Kozuka with Hotei

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Hotei is one of the seven gods of good fortune, with his origins in both Taoist and Buddhist beliefs. He is shown leaning against his bag of treasures. On the left is a Chinese style fan that Hotei is often shown carrying. His staff lays on the ground behind him. The reverse is executed half in gold along the diagonal. On the front, this gives the kozuka a gold rim along the upper and right edge.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 東雨; [Translation] Tôu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1730-1744 (Edo)
shakudo, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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