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Kozuka with Kanzan and Jittoku
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Kozuka with Kanzan and Jittoku


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Kanzan (Ch. Hanshan [Hanshan]) and Jittoku (Ch. Shide [Shih Te]) are a pair of Zen eccentrics who lived at a monastery on Mt. Tendai in China during the Tang [T'ang] period (618-907). They spoke to each other in a nonsense language that no one else understood. Kanzan is always shown holding a scroll, which he is explaining to Jittoku. Jittoku carries a broom because he worked cleaning the monastery kitchen. Kanzan stands in front with his scroll and Jittoku is behind holding a bucket. His broom lays on the ground.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 後藤法橋一乗; [Translation] Gotô Hôkyô Ichijô
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1824-1862 (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, gold, silver and copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.686
Measurements
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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