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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
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan