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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

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

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