Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, gold, silver, copper
Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); thickness 1/8 in. (0.3 cm); Wt. 2.4 oz. (68 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number: 36.120.44

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