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Kozuka with Two Chinese-style Lions
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Kozuka with Two Chinese-style Lions


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This stylized form of lion developed from images of lions imported to Japan from China. The two Chinese-style lions ("shishi") are in gold over a background of fish egg pattern ("nanakoji"). The artist's signature is on the back. This kozuka is almost identical to Walters 51.714.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On Kozuka: 菊岡光利; [Translation] Kikuoka Mitsutoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early-mid 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.713
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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