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Sword Hilt Ornament

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Native Name:
Menuki
Object Number:
21994
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Gold
Shakudo
Iconography:
Arrows
Plum Blossoms
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William D. Frishmuth

Bibliography:

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