|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||1870's - 1929|
|Iconography:||Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Henry C. Yarrow, 1929|
|Other Number:||88--16-158 - Found in Collection Number|
Short sword, tanto with ivory handle. Blade is steel. There is a dragon on the small ring-shaped guard at the base of the handle. This extravagantly carved case and handle indicate that this tanto was probably carried by a merchant rather than a samurai. The carving depicts a version of an old Chinese story, the seven sages of the bamboo grove.
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