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Long Sword ("Katana") with Dark Brown Saya with Silver Dragons and Clouds


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The gold inlay on this piece is attributed to Sadamune (active 14th century) by Honami Kokan (active 1840s).
Exhibitions
  • The Nature of Loyalty: Japanese Warrior Prints of the Nineteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] sadamune; honami kokanoju tsukuru kore itoo masatoshi; [Translation] Attribution to Sadamune by Honami Kokan (1842-1854); [Translation] Made by Special order by Ito Masatoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Sword: 14th century; Gold Inlay: 1840-1849 (Muromachi; late Edo)
Medium
dark brown lacquer, steel, silver, gold, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1226
Measurements
28 3/8 in. (72.1 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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