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Native NameKatana
Object Number:88-16-162B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Lacquer
Steel
Gilt
Silk
Metal
Ray Skin (uncertain)
Leather (uncertain)
Technique:Lacquered
Openwork
Iconography:Rabbit
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1988
Other Number:SWORD # 4 - Other Number

Description

Sheath for long sword, or Katana, in black lacquer sheath. The sword handle is wrapped with black silk braid; on the end is a metal cap decorated with a rabbit, symbol of agility. The tsuba, or sword guard is decorated in openwork.


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