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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Maker:
Omori Hidenaga (Japanese, active late 18th century)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper, silver
Dimensions:
H. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); thickness 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 3.2 oz. (90.7 g)
Classification:
Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.461
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
This tsuba features a design of peony and butterflies.
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