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Kozuka with Buddhist Inscription
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Kozuka with Buddhist Inscription


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Description The three character inscription at the top of the kozuka reads "No beginning or end." It is a shortened version of the Buddhist saying "mushi mushû," which reminds believers that the Buddha is eternal. 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 [Inscription] 無始終; [Transliteration] mu shi shû; [Translation] no beginning or end; [Signature] [ ]得山人; [Translation] Seisho Sanjin
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
gold, steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1167.3
Measurements
L: 6 15/16 in. (17.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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