Description The figure on the kozuka is one of the two guardians ("ni-ô") who guard the main south gate at Buddhist temples in Japan. These fierce looking figures protect temples from evil spirits. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 牧野春周; [Translation] Makino Haruchika; [Seal] Unread
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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