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Kashira with the Chinese Immortal Tobosaku (Ch. Dong Fang Suo [Tung Fang So])
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Kashira with the Chinese Immortal Tobosaku (Ch. Dong Fang Suo [Tung Fang So])


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Chinese immortal Tobosaku (Ch. Dong Fang Suo [Tong Fang So]), depicted here riding on clouds, is said to have been reincarnated six times. He first appeared in the 2nd century BC. He is shown with peaches because he gained his immortality by eating peaches from the Queen Mother of the West's orchard. This is part of a set with Walters 51.940.
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
ca. 1850-1875 (late Edo-Meiji)
Medium
shibuichi, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.941
Measurements
1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan, Kii (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Osaka (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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