Description This is the 2nd-century Chinese general Kanyu (Ch. Guan Yu [Kuan Yu]). 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. A scroll is on the desk before him, and his halberd is on the reverse. This is part of a set with Walters 51.1069.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hamano Naohide (kakihan); [Number] In pencil: 826(6)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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