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Sword (katana) with black lacquer with green netting
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Sword (katana) with black lacquer with green netting


Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/30/1996Treatmentother
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hidemune; [Transcription] Bizen (no) kuni ju Osafune Yosazaemonjo Sukesada saku; [Transcription] Goto Hokkyo Ichijo; [Translation] Made by Yosazaemonjo Sukesada, of Osafune, Bizen province [Translation] Hokkyo Goto Ichijo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1824-1863 (late Edo; Meiji; Momoyama)
Medium
Black lacquer, steel, shibuichi, silver, gold, shakudo, sentoku
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1259
Measurements
Sword (katana) in scabbard (saya): L: 38 in. (96.5 cm); Sword in hilt (tsuka) without scabbard (saya): L: 36 13/16 in. (93.5 cm); Blade: L: 34 5/16 in. (87.1 cm); Scabbard (saya): L: 29 7/16 in. (74.8 cm); Hilt (tsuka): L: 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Bizen (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Kyoto (Place of Origin)
  • Edo (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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