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Kozuka with Phoenix
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Kozuka with Phoenix


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A gold "hô-ô" bird, often called a phoenix in the West, is shown flying near a blossoming paulownia tree. "Hô-ô" are associated with wise rulers and considered an auspicious symbol. Paulownia is directly associated with the emperor. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shakudo, gold, steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1202.4
Measurements
L: 8 9/16 in. (21.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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