Object Title

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

Object Number

XXVIB.114

Provenance

Purchased at auction, Christies, 28 March 1995, lot 244

Physical Description

Of very large broadhead shape pierced with a cherry blossom.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the head is 91 mm, the length of the tang is 290 mm. Weight: The weight of the head is 0.095 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

A paper label on the tang reads 1734

Associations

Places Japan

Notes

This head is a cast fake. The piercing is tapered from one side only and considerable number of blowholes are visible in the metal just above the neck.