Sword blade by Unknown Artist

A curved sword blade at its original length.

Details

Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
Length: 79 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,774 ( Total: £65,774)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Hitoshi Yamada

It is representative of the classic Heian and early Kamakura period swords.

Provenance

Published in 'Kanto Hibisho' by Dr. J Honma, 1985, where recorded as having been owned by Major Caldwell; previous history unknown.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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