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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.20
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood covered with elaborately carved ivory with some detail work painted black; design depicts numerous people and some flowers; hollow with a piece of wood in the center; has 4 separate sections; 1st section has 2 ring holders and 1 ring with a red cord tied to it; cord has 2 wood tassels
Dimensions W-1.575 L-19.016 inches
Material wood
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.19, is part of a collection given to (and later purchased by) President Hayes in 1879 by a distant cousin, R. T. Hayes, of Los Angeles. This cousin was seeking an appointment to serve in some capacity in Japan.
People Hayes, R. T.
Alferes, Gerald
Search Terms Japan
R. T. Hayes