12 août 2012

Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea. Japan, 1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo).

Dagger Depicting Tamatori Retrieving the Sacred Jewel from the Sea. Japan, 1854 (Nambokucho-late Edo). Metalworkers: Fukawa Kazunori (Japanese, 1824-1876), Hamano Masanobu (Japanese, born 1773), Ishiguro Masaaki (Japanese, 1813-1837). Steel, gold, copper, copper alloy, silver alloy, wood, textile, shakudo, shibuichi, sentoku (?). Mounted blade: 10 in. (25.4 cm) (l.). Acquired by Henry Walters.  Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2009

"Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Honda Tadakatsu. Edo period, 17th century. Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk; 48 7/8 x 25 1/4 in. (124 x 64 cm) Private collection. NEW YORK, NY.- Opening October 21, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's ambitious major loan exhibition "Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868" will bring together 214 masterpieces, including 34 National Treasures, 64 Important Cultural Properties, and six Important Art objects, a number of which have never traveled outside Japan. Featuring the finest examples of armor,... [Lire la suite]

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