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Sword Guard

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Object Number:
21672
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Iron
Description:
Iron with basket-work effect and a crest. 2 holes for extra cord, which is somewhat unusual. On the whole, poor. Paulownia crest of Tokugawa family. Holes for cord is an affectation of very old style.
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Frishmuth

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23 no.11
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