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Long sword (katana) with black lacquer saya with raised waves, fish, octopus and mon (includes 51.1264.1-51.1264.3)
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Long sword (katana) with black lacquer saya with raised waves, fish, octopus and mon (includes 51.1264.1-51.1264.3)


Description Provenance Inscription
Description Black lacquer saya with raised waves, three fish, in copper and gold, two with mon, and a silver octopus. Mountings of shibuichi and silver , with waves and fish of gold and copper, mekugi; peony and vine; iris and plum near kashira. Menuki - fish and waves. Kogai inscribed. Kozuka inscribed on blade and handle. Seppa and habaki of gold. Lower half of blade is double-edged.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters before 1931
Inscriptions [Signature] Omori Hidetomo; [Transcription] Ushu Yajima shin Fujiwara Kunishige saku kore/ Keio ni tora nen ni gatsu nichi. [unread] Masatane; [Translation] This is made by Kunishige of the Fujiwara clan, official of Ushu province, Yajima./ Keio 2 (1866), year of the tiger, 2nd month. [unread] Masatane. none

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Period
1866 (late Edo)
Medium
Black lacquer, silver, shibuichi, gold,shakudo, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1264
Measurements
Overall: 39 in. (99 cm)
Geographies
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
  • Ushu province (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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