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Fuchi with Gate Guardian
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Fuchi with Gate Guardian


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The head of a gate guardian ("ni-ô") appears on the front of the fuchi. These fierce looking figures are placed at the main south gate of the temple to protect it from evil spirits. The guardian shown here stands at the left of the gate as one enters. He holds a ritual thunderbolt in his raised left hand. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Makino Haruchika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early-mid 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
copper patina
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1241.3A
Measurements
H: 1 7/16 x W: 7/8 x D: 7/8 in. (3.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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