Pair of Early 20th Century Bronze Unsigne Samurais
Early 20th Century Pair of Unsigned Bronze Samurais. This exciting pair of Early 20th Century Painted Bronze Samurais is a sight to behold! Both holding removable swords. The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of Pre-Modern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword. The bottoms of these have pine wood to hide the hollowing left from the lost wax method of casting. It also makes it easy to glue some felt on the wood if you plan on placing them on a surface you don`t want scratched. Unsigned. Samurai 1: H=33.5in, W=19in, D=12in, weighs approximately 72lbs. Samurai 2: H=32.5in, W=19in, D=12.5in, weighs approximately 53lbs.
Condition: Very minor scratches on both. Paint has faded on both samurais due to age and wear.