Description This motif derives from seven scholars in Chinese during the 3rd century who withdrew from society. The fuchi shows four sages (one of whom is on the reverse) and a page boy. The other three sages on the kashira, Walters 51.987.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 木村友長刻; [Transliteration] Kimura Tomonaga kizamu; [Translation] Carved by Kimura Tomonaga
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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