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Fuchi with Seven Sages in a Bamboo Grove
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Fuchi with Seven Sages in a Bamboo Grove


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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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Period
ca. 1850 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.986
Measurements
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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