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Short Sword with Buddhist Deities and Dragon
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Short Sword with Buddhist Deities and Dragon


Provenance Inscription Credit
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Forged Signature] Bishu Osafune Norimitsu, dated 1412; [Signature] Akihiro saku; [Translation] [ ][ ] han/Koka saku; [Translation] Made by Akihiro; [Translation] Made by Koka? of [ ][ ] province; [Translation] Norimitsu of Osafune, Bizen province, 1412
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1825-1875 (Edo; Meiji)
Medium
lacquer, steel, silver, gold, ray skin, copper
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Accession Number
51.1201
Measurements
mounted ko-wakizashi blade: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) (l.)
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