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Fuchi with the Chinese Immortal Kinkô Riding a Carp
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Fuchi with the Chinese Immortal Kinkô Riding a Carp


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Description The man riding the carp on this tsuba is the Chinese immortal Kinkô (Ch. Kingao [Kinkao]). Kinkô was said to have lived over two centuries and frequently painted fish. The king of the fish offered him a journey through the river. After his visit, Kinkô appeared briefly to his disciples, asked them to never kill fish, and then disappeared into the river. This is part of a set with Walters 51.1111.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 宝花堂 勝政; [Translation] Hôkadô Katsumasa
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1800 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, shakudo, gold, silver, and copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1110
Measurements
L: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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