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Kozuka with a Dragon Holding a Jewel
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Kozuka with a Dragon Holding a Jewel


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A dragon holding a jewel is a common motif on sword fittings. The jewel is used by the Dragon King to control the tides. Here, the dragon appears to weave between the background decoration and the body of the kozuka. The artist signed the kozuka on the reverse.
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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Period
1710-1744 (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.865
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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