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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 3/8 in. (6 cm); W. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm); thickness 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 3.4 oz. (96.4 g)
  • Type: Sword guard (Tsuba)
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/25793
  • Medium: Copper, gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō)
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Culture: Japanese

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