Long sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen / Blades and Moutings for a Pair of Swords(Daisho) / long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th centuryLong sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen
Blades and Moutings for a Pair of Swords(Daisho)
long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th century

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Creator Name: Sukemitsu of Bizen
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Name-CRT: Long sword (katana) inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen
Creator Name: Yasumitsu
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Name-CRT: short sword (wakizashi) attributed to Yasumitsu
Creator Name: Konkan, Iwamoto
Creator Role: daisho mounting
Creator Name-CRT: Iwamoto Konkan
Title: Blades and Moutings for a Pair of Swords(Daisho)
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1440
Creation End Date: 1799
Creation Date: long sword: dated 1440; short sword: 15th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel
Dimensions: Short sword (wakizashi): 20 3/4 in. (52.1 cm); Long sword (katana): 25 1/4 in. (64.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 36.120.417,418
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

This is the only known complete set of daisho mountings by Iwamoto Konkan, one of the most famous makers of sword fittings in the eighteenth century. The artist's inscription identifies the patron as Iwata Takanori and the design as the Six Tama Rivers.

AMICA ID: MMA_.36.120.417,418
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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