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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: ca. 1615–1868
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper
Dimensions: H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); thickness 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 6.4 oz. (181.4 g)
Classification: Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.1021

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