Description This fuchi shows the blade of a halberd with a dragon head decoration at its base. This halberd is the weapon of the 2nd-century Chinese general Kanyu (Ch. Guan Yu [Kuan Yu]). A fan of feathers ("hauchiwa") is on the back. Kanyu is depicted on the matching kashira, Walters 51.945.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Iwamoto Konkan (kao)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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