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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: 13th century or later
  • Physical Dimensions: Sword guard (Tsuba): H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); thickness 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 5.8 oz. (164.4 g) Fuchi: H. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); L. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); thickness 1 in. (2.5 cm); Wt. 1.4 oz. (39.7 g) Kashira: H. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm); L. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm); thickness 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Wt. 2.7 oz. (76.5 g)
  • Type: Sword guard (Tsuba)
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/30011
  • Medium: Bronze, copper
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Culture: Japanese or Chinese?

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