Description A gold "hô-ô" bird, often called a phoenix in the West, is shown flying near a blossoming paulownia tree. "Hô-ô" are associated with wise rulers and considered an auspicious symbol. Paulownia is directly associated with the emperor. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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