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warrior figure with bow and sword for Boy's Day festival
  • Japan
  • warrior figure with bow and sword for Boy's Day festival, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, paper, metal, cloth, string, synthetic hair, synthetic fur, embroidering, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 26 x 15 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 10 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 3 15/16 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0150.a,b,c
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Description

A standing male figure (2007.0150.a), identified as a warrior figure from the Boy's Day festival, wearing armor made of paper, over a purple and gold jacket, and tan knee-length pants tied with an orange string and with a fur panel in front. The armor has two epaulets and five panels around the hips, all dark brown paper with dark green decorative stitching. The chest panel has the same decorative stitching, with a metal ring over each side of the chest. His hair is in a top knot and he has a long mustache and beard. He is wearing a quiver on his back of wooden arrows with paper fletching, is holding a separate bow (2007.0150.b) in his proper left hand and a separate sword (2007.0150.c) with two gold metal dangles in his proper right hand. He is standing on a black wooden base with feet.