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Title Sando Komainu (Stone Korean dogs) from Nara, Japan 1912
CATALOG NUMBER 2004.1.235
Description Antique dealer's photograph of pair of Sando Komainu (Stone Korean dogs pre 1712) from Nara, Japan that were eventually were purchased by John T. Morris from Yamanaka & Co., an antique dealer based in Japan with offices in Boston, New York, Paris and elsewhere. Yamanaka & Co. specialized in Japanese and Chinese material.

The tutelaries were placed in the Japanese Overlook Garden in the English Park in 1912, presumably by Muto in consultation with John Morris and Frank Gould.
Excerpt from Catalog of Article #2 Owned by J.T.M. and L.T.M....
# 469 Stone Dogs 1 pair Purchased June 1912 from Yamanaka & Co
Boston who stated that they were a very superior pair and came from a Temple at Nara and were over 200 years old. This latter date was confirmed by Muto the gardener who was working with us when they came. His opinion was based upon certain signs he recognized. Cost [unk]
They are certainly very good and rare in design and condition.

Duplicates: 2004.1.235-.236
Object Name Print, Photographic
PLACE IN THE GARDEN Japanese Overlook Garden
Date 1912
Photographer or Artist Yamuralea (?)
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1920
Number of images 1