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Knife Sheath

Object Number:42-30-244B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Period: Meiji
Date Made: 1870's-1928
Early Date: 1870
Late Date: 1928
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Silk
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Human Figures
Birds
Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:90 - Other Number

Description

Ivory tusk sheath carved in three registers. The center one with two groups of human figures among trees; the other two with birds and flowers. Red silk cord and tassel.

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