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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Inscribed by Washida Mitsunaka
(Japanese, born 1829)

Date: 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, silver, copper
Dimensions: L. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 4.8 oz. (136.1 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.1053

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