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Object Name Scabbard
Object Number 1879.6.8
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood; covered with a rust (or dull red) colored lacquer and is entirely carved with an intricate design; black lacquered wood end cap at opening; opposite end has a slight comma shape; 2 1/4" (5.7cm) down from open end is a circular hole on both sides
Dimensions W-1.732 L-33.189 inches
Material wood;
Provenance this scabbard, which belongs to sword 1879.6.7, 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
1879
R. T. Hayes