Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Maker: Omori Hidenaga (Japanese, active late 18th century)
Date: 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper, silver
Dimensions: H. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); thickness 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 3.2 oz. (90.7 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2004
Accession Number: 2004.461

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