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Fuchi with Minamoto no Mitsunaka Dreaming
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Fuchi with Minamoto no Mitsunaka Dreaming


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Description Minamoto no Mitsunaka (912-997) was considered the best archer in Japan during his lifetime. Once, while sleeping, he dreamed that Shôka (Ch. Jie Hwa [Chieh Hwa]), the daughter of the "Divine Archer" of China, Yôyuki (Ch. Yang Yeoki [Yang Yeo-ki]) materialized to present him with her father's bows and arrows. He appears here with his head bowed in sleep. Shôka is on the matching kashira, Walters 51.947.
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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Period
n.d.
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.946
Measurements
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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