Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date:
blade, 17th century; mounting, 18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 22 in. (55.8 cm); L. of blade 20 1/16 in. (50.9 cm); L. of cutting edge 14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm); D. of curvature 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1756a–d
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 下坂藤原國貞 (Shimosaka Fujiwara no Kunisada).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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