Description Daruma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, is shown in a boat on the right. Behind the boat, reeds are growing on the bank. An inscription is at the left, close to where the blade would be. This may be the name of the artist who created the composition. The metalworker's signature is on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 英一[ ]之; [Translation] Hidekazu [ ]; [Date] 甲子冬節; [Transliteration] Kinoene fuyu setsu; [Translation] 1864, year of the rat, winter; [Signature] 夏雄; [Translation] Natsuo (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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