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Kashira of the Chinese General Kanyu
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Kashira of the Chinese General Kanyu

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Description The figure on the left is likely the 2nd-century Chinese general Kanyu (Ch. Guan Yu [Kuan Yu]), reading. Stories of his activities during the Three Kingdoms period are told in the 14th-century novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." He is recognizable by his long black beard. The man with him is probably his chief retainer Zhou Cang [Chow Ts'ang].
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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18th-19th century (Edo)
shibuichi, gold, silver
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
L: 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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