Dan Keijū, nicknamed "Golden-Haired Hound" and Shin Mei, nicknamed "Fiery Thunderbolt"

 
Artist
Creation date
Period
Edo
Materials
woodblock printed book illustration
Mark Descriptions
No marks visible
Dimensions
7 3/16 x 4 7/8 in. (trimmed to inked borders)
Credit line
Gift of George C. Calvert
Accession number
47.118
Collection
Not Currently On View

Dan Keijū (Duàn Jǐngzhù) and Shin Mei (Qín Míng) are fictional characters in the Suikoden (Chinese: Shuǐ hǔ zhuàn 水滸伝, or The Water Margin, considered one of China’s four greatest novels). Shin Mei (standing) is described as bluntly honest with a barbaric temper and a thundering voice. He carried a wolf-toothed mace over six feet long. Dan Keijū is described as tall and lean. He was a horse thief, and after joining the outlaws, his main skills were reconnaissance and intelligence.

George C. Calvert; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1947.
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