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Sword (tachi) with dark brown lacquer saya, tortoise-shell marks (includes 51.1228.1-51.1228.4)
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Sword (tachi) with dark brown lacquer saya, tortoise-shell marks (includes 51.1228.1-51.1228.4)


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Description Dark brown lacquer saya with tortoise-shell markings. Mountings en suite of copper and gold, nanako grounds of fine technique. Has the sling bands and obi-tori of the tachi. Gold habaki with chrysanthemum bloom. Menuki of gold; double seppa of gold and copper, two inscriptions on fuchi; signature on left of tang, inscription on right in gold inlay. Katsumori
Inscriptions [ ] no rokuzaemonjo minamoto katsumorioite tokyo shinobugaoka tsukuru unno moritoshi haru; [Translation] Rokuzaemonjo Katsumori of the Minamoto clan, -- no (place name); [Translation] Made in Shinobugaoka, Tokyo by Unno Moritoshi in spring
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
before 1596 (Meiji; Momoyama)
Medium
Dark brown lacquer, steel, copper, gold, shakudo, tortoise-shell
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1228
Measurements
34 1/16 in. (86.5 cm) (l.) mounted tachi
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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