University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameMenuki
Object Number: 21994
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Gold
Shakudo
Iconography:Arrows
Plum Blossoms
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. William D. Frishmuth, 1900

Description

Menuki, sword hilt ornament. One of a pair with 21677. Gold on shakudo(see 54-4-1). Representing arrows and clustered plum blossoms -- symbols of the life of a samurai.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21View Objects cited in this Publication

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