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Fuchi with Chôryô Holding Kôsekikô's Shoe
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Fuchi with Chôryô Holding Kôsekikô's Shoe


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The figure on this fuchi is the Chinese government minister Chôryô (Ch. Zhang Liang [Chang Liang]), who lived in the 3rd century BC. In his hand is a shoe belonging to the legendary elder Kôsekikô (Ch. Huangshi Gong [Hwang Shi Kung]). While riding a mule across a bridge, Kôsekikô dropped his sandal. Chôryô returned it to him. As a reward, Kôsekikô gave Chôryô a book of military strategy. Later, Chôryô helped to establish the Han [Han] Dynasty (207 BC-AD 220). This fuchi is paired with a kashira depicting Kôsekikô, Walters 51.981.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 薫隨; [Translation] Shigeyuki
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1800 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.980
Measurements
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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