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Kozuka with a Dragon Holding a Sword
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Kozuka with a Dragon Holding a Sword


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A dragon is depicted holding a sword in one of its claws. The sword is a double edged ceremonial sword, known as a "ken," with a vajra handle.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On kozuka: 水府住 玉川美久; [Transliteration] Suifu jû Tamagawa Yoshihisa (kao); [Translation] Living in Suifu Mito, Tamagawa Yoshihisa
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1796-1835 (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.816
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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