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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Hirata School

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Sword Guard (Tsuba)
  • Creator: Hirata School
  • Date Created: ca. 1615–1868
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); W. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm); thickness 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 5.4 oz. (153.1 g)
  • Type: Sword guard (Tsuba)
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/24711
  • Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, enameled cloisonné (shippō), copper
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Culture: Japanese

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