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Kozuka with Dragon and Jewel
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Kozuka with Dragon and Jewel


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The design shows a dragon in clouds clutching 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. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
18th century (?) (Edo)
Medium
steel, silver, gold, black lacquer
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1284.3
Measurements
L: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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