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Kozuka with Marishiten
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Kozuka with Marishiten

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Description Riding a boar and pulling back her bow to shoot an arrow is the deity Marishiten. She has three heads and is often depicted with multiple arms. She was originally worshiped by warriors, but by the time this kozuka was made she was also worshiped by merchants. The artist's signature is in a gold inset on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 鉄元堂 尚茂; [Translation] Tetsugendô Naoshige (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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18th century (mid Edo)
iron, shibuichi, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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