1899.86.6 .1 1899.86.6 .2
Sword [.1] with wooden hilt and copper alloy guard. With a wooden sheath [.2] bound with cane and bark strips. [SM 02/04/2007]
Place details: ASIA. Russia / Sakhalin [Saghalin]. Cultural Group: Ainu アイヌ: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Steel Metal / Wood Plant / Cane Plant / Bark Wood Plant / Pigment / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Bound / Cast / Carved / Painted / ?. Dimensions: Max L [complete] = 768 mm Max W [complete] = 79 mm Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 1899 PRM Source: Stevens Auction Rooms Acquired: Purchased December 1899
KEYWORD: Sword / Sheath / CLASS: Weapon / ?.
Object description: Sword [.1] with wooden hilt and copper alloy guard. With a wooden sheath [.2] bound with cane and bark strips. The sword guard is circular with a scalloped edge. There are five copper alloy decorative plates on the hilt. They are a leaf decoration, a scene with three deer and trees, three deer lying down and two circular shapes with a depressed centre and incised crosshatched designs. The hilt and sheath have been painted in red and black. [SM 02/04/2007]