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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Japanese swords c.1853-6

Albumen print | 22.9 x 17.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2369586

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Photograph of the upper part of two Japanese swords and a scabbard. The sword handles are intricately decorated.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 22.9 x 17.9 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
    • Places
      • Asia
        • Japan