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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: possibly 17th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, gold, copper alloy (sentoku)
Dimensions: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 4.9 oz. (138.9 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1919
Accession Number: 19.154.1

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