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Sword Hilt Ornament

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Native Name:
Menuki
Object Number:
21677
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Gold
Shakudo
Description:
One of a pair of which the other is 21994. Gold on shakudo (see 52-4-1). Representing arrows and clustered plum blossoms -- symbols of the life of a Samurai.
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Frishmuth

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
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