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Title

Menuki (in the shape of armour sleeve and strings)

19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    19th century
    Media category
    Arms & armour
    Materials used
    shakudo with gold inlay
    Dimensions
    1.6 x 4.3 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of George Sherren Johnston 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    428.1996
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    By the time these pieces were made in the Edo period (1615-1868), members of the warrior class were engaged more in administrative work than in combat. The sword and its accessories had become more symbols of status than weapons of war.

    'Sword accessories', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.222.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication