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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 3/4 in. (7 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); thickness 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 4.2 oz. (119.1 g)
  • Type: Sword guard (Tsuba)
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/34418
  • Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi)
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Culture: Japanese

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