Dressed to Kill: 19th Century Japanese Sword Fittings
presented by Dr. Robert Mintz, Deputy Director, Arts & Programs
Japan’s sword culture of the
Edo and Meiji periods has fascinated art collectors for centuries. The
fittings, or furniture, used to mount and ‘attire’ Japanese swords offer richly
decorated surfaces adorned with a host of interesting and beautiful designs.
The craftsmanship of these small metal pieces made them objects of great
desirability; collected by museums across the world, the Asian Art Museum
possess a particularly special collection of these masterfully created works.
In Dr. Mintz’s presentation, you will discover the techniques used to create
19th century Japanese sword fittings and consider the meanings behind the
decorations found on their surfaces.
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