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Smallsword with Scabbard

ca. 1730
Japanese, possibly Dejima, for the Western market
Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, steel, wood, leather, textile
L. with scabbard 38 1/8 in. (96.8 cm); L. without scabbard 37 5/8 in. (95.6 cm); L. of blade 31 3/4 in. (80.7 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Wt. 12 oz. (340.2 g); Wt. of scabbard 3 oz. (85 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926
Accession Number:
26.145.327a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Dean, Bashford. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 38, pl. XXIX.

Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, no. 1 (Summer 1991). vol. 49, p. 54, ill.

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