19th century Pair of Oni Menuki

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Title: A pair of Oni menuki
Date: 19th century
Top: 3.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm
Bottom: 4.0 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm

Original Japanese antique.

Originally an ornamental head piece attached to the rivets holding the blade in the hilt in the form of mortise and tenon. Later, a plain bamboo or metal stick was devised for the same purpose, and the head piece became a separate, completely ornamental entity fixed slightly above the actual rivet.


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DimensionsTop: 3.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm Bottom: 4.0 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm
SubjectGhosts & Religion
Product Date19th century