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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: ca. 3rd–7th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Gilt bronze
Dimensions: H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); W. 2 5/16 (5.8 cm); thickness 1/8 in. (.3 cm); Wt. 1.3 oz. (36.9 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, by exchange, 1906
Accession Number: 06.310.11

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