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Donor Name:
Emperor Of Japan  Search this
Commodore Matthew C. Perry  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Sickle
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1859-Mar-09
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
FROM CARD: "WIDE CURVED SINGLE EDGED ITON BLADE WITH THE SHARP EDGE ON THE INSIDE OF THE CURVE. SMALL END OF BLADE ENDS IN AN OPEN SHANK FOR A WOODEN HANDLE (NOT PRESENT). REFER. VERY SIMILAR TO CHINESE TYPE, SEE: R. HOMMEL: CHINA AT WORK, P. 68. JAN. 1969 LOAN TO JAPAN SOCIETY N.Y.C."
See Chang-Su Houchins. 1995. Artifacts of Diplomacy: Smithsonian Collections from Commodore Matthew Perry's Japan Expedition (1853-1854). Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, Number 37. P 126. Houchins notes that this is a sickle blade only; the handle is missing.
Record Last Modified:
28 Apr 2019
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
199043
USNM Number:
E385-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419510