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Kashira with Kinkô Riding a Carp
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Kashira with Kinkô Riding a Carp

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The man riding the carp is the Chinese sage Kinkô (Ch. Kingao [Kinkao]). Kinkô visited the underwater world of the river at the invitation of the king of fish. He was last seen by his disciples on a carp's back telling them not to harm fish. This is a part of a set with Walters 51.952.
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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18th century (Edo)
copper, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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