female warior riding on white horse; front 3/4 of horse visible

Tomoe-gozen, early 20th century

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Tomoe-gozen was a female samurai warrior from the late 12th century, admired for her beauty and fighting skills. She holds a halberd-like weapon in her left hand called a naginata, the predominant weapon for fighting on a horse.

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Title
Tomoe-gozen
Artist Life
1887 - 1957
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.1125
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female warior riding on white horse; front 3/4 of horse visible