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Late 17th Century

This black lacquered ‘ebira’ (open quiver) is decorated with ‘hira maki-e’ lacquer technique of dragonflies on each side. The front bears the heraldry of the Oda clan.

The top of the box of the quiver is unusual in that it has a removable rack to separate each arrow in its own compartment, each with leather flaps to stabilize the arrows and to keep out rain. The reverse of the ‘ebira’ has a small drawer in which an ink stone and small brush are housed for writing orders in the field. This quiver is also fitted with a very rare waist belt made of stenciled does skin.

With fitted, old paulownia wood storage box.

Approximately 41cm high.

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