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Kashira with the Chinese Generals Kanyu, Gentoku and Chohi
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Kashira with the Chinese Generals Kanyu, Gentoku and Chohi


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Description The three figures on the kashira are the 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]. Their story is at the center of the 14th-century Chinese novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." This is part of a set with Walters 51.1032.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
mid 18th century (Edo)
Medium
iron, copper, gold, and silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1033
Measurements
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
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