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Tsuba with the Taoist Immortal Chokaro
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Tsuba with the Taoist Immortal Chokaro


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two figures are depicted at the upper right of this tsuba. The one in the back is the Taoist immortal Chokaro (Ch. Zhang Guo [Chang Kuo]). From the gourd in his hand, he has released his magic mule. The mule stays in the gourd until Chokaro calls it forth. Chokaro's spirit rides the mule in the upper left of the tsuba. On the reverse, a pagoda in the mountains is shown at the upper left.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
n.d.
Medium
iron, gold, shakudo, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.240
Measurements
2 9/16 x 2 7/16 x 1/8 in. (6.51 x 6.19 x 0.39 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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