Guardian dog (koma’inu)

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, 1185-1333
Medium
Cypress wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 54 x 28.5 x 43 cm (21 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 16 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the James Smithson Society
Accession Number
F1983.7a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture
Type

Shinto sculpture

Keywords
dog, guardian lion, Japan, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), Shinto, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

London Gallery, Ltd.

Published References
  • Smithsonian Year 1983. Washington. p. 193.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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