Knife, One of Set of Six
Decorative Arts and Design
Bronze, steel, gilding
8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on side of blade near juncture with handle: 2 or 3 characters of an unknown script (Japanese?)
Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz
Knife with steel blade and gilded bronze handle. Blade general rectangular shape, with a flare on the dull edge and a rounded end that comes to a point on the dull side. Straight, rectangular handle with squared end has identical decorations on both sides in Japanese-inspired style: underwater scene of a man diving through seaweed toward a sword on the ocean floor, he has a rope around his waist which is held by a figure on the shore.
Condition: Fair; much of the gilding is lost; tarnish and spots of corrosion on blade.
This item is not on view
Knife, One of Set of Six, ca. 1880. Bronze, steel, gilding, 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz, 1997.66.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg)
group, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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