13 UMMA Objects
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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Scabbard Ornament for Sword
1998 – 1999
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.86

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword scabbard ornament (menuki) with oak leaf design (pair with 1982/2.10)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein
1982/2.11
The sword is long and slightly curved; the metal smith's name is engraved on the metal handle. The scabbard is painted with black laquer with image of samurai and cherry tree. He wears a jacket, pants, a straw hat and a sword, holding a brush, possibly writing a poem on a piece of paper hanging from the tree. The figure and tree are painted with rose-color and gold laquer.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword, ornament, and scabbard
1858
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Smith
1973/2.88
The sword is long and slightly curved; the metal smith's name is engraved on the metal handle.
Kagemitsu
Sword (13th century) and scabbard (18th century) with design of samurai writing a poem under cherry tree
1299 – 1301
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Smith
1973/2.85

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword Scabbard Ornament (Menuki)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein
1982/2.12
The sword has an elongated, leaf-shaped blade. The handle is embellished with tacks and a small cone on the end.<br />
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The wooden scabbard or sheath is wide and tapers at the bottom before widening again at the base. Twine is wrapped around three sections of the sheath and a fourth section has markings of having once been wrapped in twine. 
Songye (Songye)
Knife with wooden scabbard
1945 – 1955
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon
1985/2.123A-B

Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo culture))
Scabbard (of set of knife and scabbard)
1895 – 1905
Gift in Memory of Rudolph B. Rottam
1984/2.54B
The sword is long and slightly curved; the handle cover is wrapped with black cords, mostly worn out. The round tsuba (sword guard) is made of steel and has two holes. The scabbard is painted with lacquer and has a string for hanging. There is a pair of lion-shaped menuki (fitting) on the handle.
Ietsugu
Sword (original) and later handle, sword guard, and scabbard
1394 – 1427
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Smith
1973/2.87

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword scabbard ornament (menuki) with oak leaf design (pair with 1982/2.11)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein
1982/2.10
Golden lion with gently curving tail and arched back.  Each foot is capped with three intimidating claw-like nails.  The lion is oriented as if stalking from left to right, but the head turns back inward towards the center, with a downward flowing mane.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein
1982/2.18

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword Scabbard Ornament (Menuki)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein
1982/2.16

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sword Scabbard Ornament (Menuki)
19th century
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein
1982/2.13
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