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Title

Sword ('katana')

19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Katana (fighting sword)


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

19th century


Media category

Arms & armour


Materials used

forged iron, cotton, rayskin, raised gold inlay, raised copper, silver, red and black lacquer


Dimensions

95.0 x 7.5 cm :

a - sword blade, 70 cm

b - saya (scabbard), 71.2 x 4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of George Sherren Johnston 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

441.1996.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
Japan