Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Sword maker:
Naganori (Japanese, active 13th century)
Date:
blade, late 13th–early 14th century; mounting, 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 32 7/8 in. (83. 5 cm); L. of blade 25 15/16 in. (65.8 cm); L. of cutting edge 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm); D. of curvature 5/16 in. (0.75 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Dr. Francis E. Doughty, 1907
Accession Number:
07.109.5
Not on view
Ex. coll.: Thomas E. Waggaman.
Burke, Sir Henry Farnham, Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, Thomas E. Waggaman, Eugen, Archduke, Sir Guy Francis Laking, Charles A. de Cosson, Earl of Loudoun, and Yasunosuke Seki. Collection Sale. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1931. no. 1312.



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