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Kashira with Shoki the Demon Queller
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Kashira with Shoki the Demon Queller


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Shôki the Demon Queller is depicted amongst clouds with a drawn 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 51.1054.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1667-1736 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi with copper, shakudo, silver, and gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1055
Measurements
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
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Not On View

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