Results 1 1031
270 Previous Next

Kashira with Shôki the Demon Queller
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Kashira with Shôki the Demon Queller

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Shôki the Demon Queller is depicted standing with a sword. The legend of Shôki originated in China. Shôki was an aspiring scholar in China who committed suicide when he failed the examinations to become a government official. The emperor, when he realized the degree of Shôki's commitment to service, awarded him the title of doctor. Shôki then appeared to the emperor in a dream where he vowed to protect the empire from demons to show his gratitude. This is part of a set with Walters 51.1022.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) (l.)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


    Thumbnail: Kashira with Shôki the Demon Queller
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Kashira with Shôki the Demon Queller