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Set of Three Edo Period Arrowheads, Japan

$3,000

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Edo Period Arrowheads on custom bases, Japan These arrowheads are called yashiri or yanone and were used for various purposes, such as presentations and gifts, or for battle and hunting. The details are as follows, left to right: Yanagi ba (willow leaf) arrowheads sometimes have a saw-cut family crest (mon), as is the case with this example. There are two characters incised on the front of the tang, which are likely mei (signature) of the ironsmith or the family who commissioned the arrowhead. Karimata (rope-cutter) arrowheads were used for hunting large game and also for battle. They were commonly pierced with a single cut, but this one has two separate piercings. This special yanone has a modified willow leaf shape with seven pierced circles, representing the subaru star cluster, known in the west as the Pleiades. This star cluster can also be found on jingasa and jinbaori; the small incised tail on the last star represents the tip of a sword. Ex. collection Cathryn Cootner, former textile curator at the M. H. de Young Museum, San Francisco.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1603-1867
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Point Richmond, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZK#3761-62-631stDibs: LU1778227600892

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