University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameHachi Wari
Object Number:42-30-247A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Wood
Technique:Lacquered
Carved
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:276 - Other Number

Description

Slightly curved, quadrangular steel "blade" tapering to blunt point, notched near tang; inscription on all four faces; small, oval wooden guard; wooden grip deeply carved in conventionalized bird forms and lacquered red; wooden sheath carved in bird motifs and lacquered red.


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