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warrior figure with sword for Boy's Day festival
  • Japan
  • warrior figure with sword for Boy's Day festival, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, cloth, paper, string, metal, paint, ribbon, synthetic hair, embroidering, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 11 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0147

A standing male figure, identified as a Boy's Day figure, wearing armor in gold-colored metal and brown paper. The brown paper is decorated with embroidering in dark orange, off white, and blue-green and covers the shoulders and around the hips. The metal chest panel has stitches of blue-green and dark orange. Two metal panels hang down in the front. He wears wide legged pants that have a paper base that is visible and it is covered by light green fabric. His hair is in a ponytail and he is wearing a yellow ribbon headband. He also wears a brown and orange jacket under the armor. His sword is in his proper left hand and there is a fan in his proper right hand.

The figure stands on a wooden base painted black with a small gold floral design on the front.