Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art

Pair 19c sword shakudo MENUKI Yoshitsune & Benkei

Pair 19c sword shakudo MENUKI Yoshitsune & Benkei


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1328058
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Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting young Yoshitsune and Benkei at the Gojo bridge in Kyoto. For an account of this significant encounter see H. Joly LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART, p. 82. Do not photograph well. Shakudo body, silver inlaid highlights, in great condition. Length of Yoshitsune menuki is 1 inch.