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Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)

Date: blade, 16th century; mounting, late 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō)
Dimensions: L. 38 7/8 in. (98.7 cm); L. of blade 27 5/8 in. (70.1 cm); D. of curvature 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
Accession Number: 32.75.244

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