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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Sword Guard (Tsuba)
  • Date Created: ca. 1615–1868
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm); W. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); thickness 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 2.6 oz. (73.7 g)
  • Type: Sword guard (Tsuba)
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/24987
  • Medium: Gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silver, copper, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi)
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Culture: Japanese

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