From: Japan | Hokkaido | Okotsunai

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Tombei
Object Number A469.1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ainu
Provenience Japan | Hokkaido | Okotsunai
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Metal

Emus (エムㇱ) Sword (.1) and sheath (.2) with emus-at (エムㇱアッ) sword belt attached to sheath. This ceremonial sword would have been worn during formal occasions along with formal attire. They were also presented to bears during the iyomante (イオマンテ) ceremony as well as being placed on altars.

Length 46 cm
Width 7.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Hiram M. Hiller, 1901

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