Description Two Chinese-style lions ("shishi") are depicted in gold against a black background of fish egg pattern ("nanako-ji"). This style of lion was developed by artists who never saw a living lion. Therefore, they look more like dogs than lions. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acqusition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Gotô Mitsunobu (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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