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Description Depicted here on the right are a woman and her husband, who happens to be a dog: the woman's father the Lord of Satomi had vowed to present her to whoever brought him the head of his enemy, and it was brought by a dog. The couple pass an oxherd on their way to a mountain abode, where the woman will give birth to eight sons, each representing a traditional Chinese virtue (loyalty, wisdom, truthfulness, and so forth), the names of which appear around the neck of the vase. The story was taken from an early 19th-century Japanese novel, "Hakkenden," "The Story of Eight Dogs."
Exhibitions
  • Industry of Perfection: The Refined Beauty of Japanese Cloisonne Enamels. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009-2010.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions momose shigesato chu; [Translation] Cast by Momose Shigesato
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1870s (Meiji)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1617
Measurements
24 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (61.6 x 40 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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