Object Title

Throwing star (shuriken)

Throwing star (shuriken)

Date

1980

Object Number

XXVIM.21

Provenance

London Amnesty, 1988.

Physical Description

Of black-coated steel, with eight three-tipped points. It is decorated in white enamel in stamped grooves with a dragon at the centre, and in each point (clockwise from the dragon's head): shen (soul), bao (precious things), ?, diao (osprey), bi (yield), xie (bad), tien (heaven), long (dragon).

Dimensions

Dimensions: The diameter is 102 mm. Weight: The weight is 0.056 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the rear TAIWAN.

Associations

Places China
Taiwan