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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Maker: Ishiguro Koreyoshi (Japanese, active 19th century)
Date: 1840–60
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, gold, copper, silver, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper-gold alloy (shakudō)
Dimensions: H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); thickness 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 4.5 oz. (127.6 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.915

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