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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: possibly 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, copper, other metals
Dimensions: H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 4.3 oz. (121.9 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1919
Accession Number: 19.154.17

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