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Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)

Accession Number
1982/2.18

Title
Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
gold

Dimensions
1/4 in. x 1 3/8 in. x 1/2 in. ( 0.7 cm x 3.5 cm x 1.2 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein

Subject matter
Lion scabbard ornament attached to the handle of the sword (1973/2.87).

Physical Description
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.

Primary Object Classification
Arms and Armor

Primary Object Type
scabbard ornament

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
scabbards
swords

2 Related Resources

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Samurai
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)

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