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Kozuka with Moso Holding Bamboo Shoots
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Kozuka with Moso Holding Bamboo Shoots


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Moso (Ch. Meng Zong [Meng Tsung]) was a 3rd-century Chinese paragon of filial virtue. He is wearing a straw hat and a straw coat. Over his right shoulder is a hoe and in his left hand is a bamboo shoot. Moso's mother wanted to eat bamboo shoots in the middle of the winter. They usually grow in the spring, but he went looking for them anyway. Miraculously, he found fresh bamboo shoots growing under the snow.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shibuichi, gilt, copper, silver, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.833
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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