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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Maker:
Attributed to the Hirata School (Japanese, Edo period)
Date:
ca. 1615–1868
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, enameled cloisonné (shippō), copper
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); W. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm); thickness 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 5.4 oz. (153.1 g)
Classification:
Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line:
Gift of Herman A. E. and Paul C. Jaehne, 1943
Accession Number:
43.120.692
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
This sword guard (tsuba) features a design of gourds and leaves.
Inscription: Inscribed: Unsigned
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