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Bronze clad gunbai-uchiwa war fan, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century

Bronze clad gunbai-uchiwa war fan, Japan, Meiji era, 19th century


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War fan, gunbai uchiwa, made of bronze clad wood, in the shape of a butterfly. In low relief on front and back the text Hachiman Daibosatsu, surrounded by generic family crests in the shape of quinces. Hachiman is a war deity. These fans were traditionally handled by samurai commanders to direct his troops in battle. It is also a symbol of power. Japan, Meiji era, late 19th century.

H 21.5 x W 15.75 inches

Some corrosion, good condition

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