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Kozuka with Banner
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Kozuka with Banner


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The banner on this pole has the crest of the Minamoto family of warriors. The most prominent branch of the Minamoto family established the Kamakura shogunate, which had military control of Japan between 1185 and 1333. The crest design depicts three gentian flowers and leaves. On the reverse, two birds are depicted in incised lines at the bottom.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On kozuka: 後藤光晃; [Translation] Got-ô Mitsuaki
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1816-1856 (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo, silver, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.810
Measurements
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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