Ceremonial sword and sheath-full view

Title

Ceremonial sword and sheath-full view

Subject

Daily Life-Material Culture; Religions-Folk;

Description

The ceremonial sword and sheath were important symbols of social status and male potency in traditional Paiwan culture in Taiwan. The sheath is decorated with human ancestral figures and a sacred mythological creature, the hundred-pace snake.

Creator

Paiwan

Date

Early 20th century

Contributor

Wright Museum of Art. Beloit College
Beloit College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Format

image/tif

Type

still image

Identifier

soclaa000096

Coverage

China
China - Republic of China 1911 - 1949

Files

4321sword.tif

Citation

Paiwan, “Ceremonial sword and sheath-full view,” Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies, accessed August 22, 2017, http://ideasasia.omeka.net/items/show/212.

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