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Kashira with the Chinese Emperor Gentoku
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Kashira with the Chinese Emperor Gentoku


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Gentoku (Ch. Liu Bei [Liu Pei]) (161-223) was the first emperor of the Kingdom of Shu at the beginning of the Chinese Three Kingdoms period. His rise to power is one of the subjects of the 14th-century novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." This is part of a set with Walters 51.1068.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1st half 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, nigurome (?), gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1069
Measurements
1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
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