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Tsuba with Chinese Generals Kanyu, Gentoku and Chohi
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Tsuba with Chinese Generals Kanyu, Gentoku and Chohi


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Under a pine tree at the right of this tsuba are three Chinese generals, Kanyu (Ch. Guan Yu [Kuan Yu]), Gentoku (Ch. Liu Bei [Liu Pei]) and Chohi (Ch. Zhang Fei [Chang Fei]). They fought together in the 2nd century at the beginning of the Three Kingdoms period. Gentoku eventually became emperor of Shu [Shu]. On the reverse of the tsuba is a pine tree.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 貞隨; [Translation] Sadayuki (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
18th century (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi with gold, copper, and gold alloys
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.340
Measurements
2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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