Pair of Samurai Figures

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

A pair of large bronze figures of samurai warriors, each dressed in richly brocaded clothes and wearing full armour. One with a coiled-dragon motif in relief on the do (body armour), which also bears scattered aoi mon. The other armour with a shishi and brocade ball emblazoned on the front of the do amid persimmon mon. Each soldier armed with a tachi and aikuchi tanto and holding upright a naginata. Details picked out in thick gilding, silver, and shakudo. Each on a typical Miyao-style wood stand decorated in gold lacquer with ho-o amid foliate scrolls. The mon on the do repeated in the centre of each base.


  • Title: Pair of Samurai Figures
  • Date Created: circa 1890
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Type: ARTIFACT
  • Medium: bronze, thick gilding, silver and shakudo

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