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tachi (slung sword) in saya (scabbard)
  • Japan
  • tachi (slung sword) in saya (scabbard), 1880-1895, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Kyoto or Nagoya, Japan
  • iron, wood, cloisonné
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2937.a,b
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Scabbard is decorated with chrysanthemums and paulownia blossoms. These motifs are enlivened by metallic effects achieved by layering transparent and translucent enamels over crumpled silver foil. A dragon encircles the hilt, and the pommel is finished with a brass cap. Matching tsuba is original and also enameled on both sides.