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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: second half 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver, copper
Dimensions: H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 3.9 oz. (110.6 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number: 36.120.50

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