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Kozuka with a Dragon Holding a Jewel
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Kozuka with a Dragon Holding a Jewel


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In the central cartouche of the kozuka, a dragon is depicted surrounded by waves. In the middle of the waves is a jewel. Dragons are often depicted with jewels, which are taken from Buddhist belief and also related to the two tide ruling jewels controlled by the Dragon King of the sea. On either side of the cartouche, the kozuka is divided into a further three segments. The bottom end is rounded with gold detailing.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Number] In pencil: 276
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.851
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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