Description The horse at the upper left is emerging from the gourd at the lower right. This is an illustration of the idiom "like a horse coming out of a gourd," which is used to describe unexpected things. The saying may have developed from stories of the Chinese immortal Chokaro (Ch. Zhang Guo [Chang Kuo]) who carried his magical mule in a gourd. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Unread; [Signature] 藤義敬彫; [Transliteration] Fuji Yoshiyuki horu; [Translation] Carved by Fuji Yoshiyuki
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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