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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: 16th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper
Dimensions: H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 5.2 oz. (147.4 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pederson, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.478.5

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