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Dagger (aikuchi) with dark brown lacquer saya with phoenix medalion (includes 51.1287.1-51.1287.2)
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Dagger (aikuchi) with dark brown lacquer saya with phoenix medalion (includes 51.1287.1-51.1287.2)


Description Inscription Credit
Description Saya - Horses under cherry trees; phoenix; sparrow (suzume) mon. Menuki: cherry blossoms.
Inscriptions [Signature] Shizu Saburo Kaneji; [Transcription] Togyokusai Kiyotsugu tsukuru kore; [Translation] Made by Togyokusai Kiyotsugu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters before 1931

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Period
Ca.1360 (Nambokucho; late Edo; Meiji)
Medium
Steel, gold, silver, shakudo, mother-of-pearl, very dark brown lacquer, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1288
Measurements
Overall: 16 1/8 in. (41 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Place of Origin)
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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