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Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date:
late 14th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, copper
Dimensions:
Diam. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); thickness 1/8 in. (0.3 cm); Wt. 5.5 oz. (155.9 g)
Classification:
Sword Furniture-Tsuba
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.430
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
This tsuba features an openwork design of a saw. It is made in the so-called kō-toshō (swordsmith's) style.
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