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Kashira with Daikoku's Rice Bale
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Kashira with Daikoku's Rice Bale


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The kashira is shaped like a bale of rice. Sitting on top is a rat. The rice bale is an emblem of the god of good fortune, Daikoku. Rats often appear with Daikoku as a reminder that treasure must be guarded. This is part of a set with Walters 51.998.
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
1696-1769 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi with red lacquer
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.999
Measurements
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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