Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)Artist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date19th centuryMedium & SupportgoldDimensions
1/4 in. x 1 3/8 in. x 1/2 in. ( 0.7 cm x 3.5 cm x 1.2 cm )Credit LineGift of Professor Rose VainsteinSubject 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 Typescabbard ornamentAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkCollection AreaAsianRights
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