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Short sword (wakizashi) with dark brown lacquer saya with diagonal ridges (includes 51.1262.1-51.1262.4)
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Short sword (wakizashi) with dark brown lacquer saya with diagonal ridges (includes 51.1262.1-51.1262.4)


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Description Dark brown lacquer saya with diagonal ridges. Mountings of copper with gold detail. Kurigata of silver and gilt. Gold habaki and seppa. Saw teeth on upper of kozuka blade which with the handle is inscribed. Corded tsuka. Menuki - Torii gate and cryptomeria trees. Mekugi - Reeds and chrysanthemums.
Inscriptions [Signature] Motohiro; [Signature] [ ][ ] Hirotoshi; [Signature] Motohiro; [Transcription] Bishu Osafune ju nin / Yokoyama Kozuke Daijo Fujiwara Sukesada; [Translation] Sukesada, of the Fujiwara clan, assistant Lord of Kozuke province, from Yokoyama, living in Osafune, Bishu province
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 18th century (Edo)
Medium
Dark brown lacquer, copper, shakudo, silver, steel, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1262
Measurements
Overall: 25 13/16 in. (65.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Bishu province (Place of Origin)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
  • Mito (Place of Origin)
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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