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Tsuba with the Chinese Poet Tôba (Ch. Su Shi [Su Shih]) in Exile
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Tsuba with the Chinese Poet Tôba (Ch. Su Shi [Su Shih]) in Exile


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Description The official and poet Tôba (Ch. Su Shi [Su Shih], 1036-1101) served the Chinese emperors Shenzong and Zhezong. He was exiled by both emperors because of his enemies at court. Here, he is shown riding a mule during his banishment.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 利永; [Translation] Toshinaga.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1667-1736 (Edo)
Medium
iron with gold and copper alloy
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.159
Measurements
2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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