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Kozuka with a Tiger by a Rock in the Rain
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Kozuka with a Tiger by a Rock in the Rain


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the center of the kozuka are a striped tiger and a rock with bamboo shoots. Tigers were considered the strongest animal. Enamel on the right indicates rain. The background is designed to look like crushed silk ("chirimen").
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On Kozuka: 安親; [Translation] Yasuchika
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1670-1744 (Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.778
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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