|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Date Made||1870's - 1929|
|Materials||Steel | Wood | Ivory|
|Iconography||Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove | Dragon|
Scabbard or sheath for a short sword, or tanto. 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.
|Credit Line||Bequest of Henry C. Yarrow, 1929|
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