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Kozuka with Kadori Myôjin and the Earthquake-fish
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Kozuka with Kadori Myôjin and the Earthquake-fish


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The earthquake-fish ("namazu") is a large catfish with a body that resembles an eel. It was thought to live underneath the Japanese islands and cause earthquakes by its movements. The god Kadori Myôjin was thought to rub it with a gourd to help keep it quiet. The kozuka shows two figures with gourds attending to the earthquake-fish.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On kozuka: 後藤顯乘; [Translation] Gotô Kenjô
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1586-1683 (Muromachi-Edo)
Medium
shakudo, details of gold, silver and copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.736
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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