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Kashira with the Chinese Immortal Gama
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Kashira with the Chinese Immortal Gama


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This figure is the Chinese immortal Gama, with a three-legged frog on his back. Gama's spirit was able to leave his body to wander and once returned to find the body unfit. He put his spirit into the nearest creature, which was a frog. He is often paired with the immortal Tekkai, shown on Walters 51.1122, because they both had the ability to send their spirits out of their bodies.
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
n.d.
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1123
Measurements
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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