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Kozuka with Clam and Mirage
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Kozuka with Clam and Mirage


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A clam is settled among seaweed at the right side of the kozuka. A mirage of buildings appears in the bubbles of air emanating from the clam. Such mirages were known as the "Clam's dream."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/18/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On kozuka: 佐野道好; [Translation] Sano Michiyoshi (kao)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1800 (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.841
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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