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Kozuka with a Spiny Lobster and a Puffer Fish
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Kozuka with a Spiny Lobster and a Puffer Fish


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A large spiny lobster dominates this kozuka. Spiny lobsters symbolize longevity because they are bent like the back of an elderly human. At the lower right is a puffer fish.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 伯量; [Translation] Hakuryô
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
mid 19th century (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
sentoku, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.656
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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