Description This mounted warrior is probably one of the characters from the 14th-century Chinese novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." The novel is set in the 2nd century and 3rd century, and describes historical events. The protagonists of the novel are depicted in the matching kashira, Walters 51.1033. The warrior holds a spear whose tip extends beyond the edge of the fuchi.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 正楽; [Translation] Shoraku
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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