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Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)


Artwork Details

Menuki (sword scabbard ornament): dragon (attached to 1973/2.87)
19th century
1/4 in. x 1 3/8 in. x 1/2 in. ( 0.7 cm x 3.5 cm x 1.2 cm )
Gift of Professor Rose Vainstein

On Display


Subject Matter:

Lion scabbard ornament attached to the handle of the sword (1973/2.87).

Physical Description:

Golden lion with gently curving tail and arched back. Each foot is capped with three intimidating claw-like nails. The lion is oriented as if stalking from left to right, but the head turns back inward towards the center, with a downward flowing mane.

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