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Fuchi with Fukurokujû or Daruma on a Boat
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Fuchi with Fukurokujû or Daruma on a Boat


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A figure in Chinese robes is shown sitting in the prow of a boat. This is either the god of longevity, Fukurokujû, or the founder of Zen Buddhism, Daruma. Resting on a stand in front of him is a sacred jewel, which represents wealth and wisdom. This is part of a set with Walters 51.957.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On Fuchi: 遊故郷; [Transliteration] asobi furusato; [Translation] playing around in my home town, Echigo; [Signature] On Fuchi: 春明法眼; [Translation] Haruaki Hôgen (kao)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1827-1857 (late Edo)
Medium
shakudo, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.956
Measurements
1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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