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Sword Guard

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Object Number:
21669
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Sentoku
Copper
Description:
Tsuba in sentoku (a brass alloy). An ape is shown reaching for a persimmon, from the Japanese fable Saru kani kassen, about a feud between a greedy ape and a crab. The difference in color on the part formerly covered by the base of the hilt indicates that this tsuba was used for a long time. It is in the style of the Nara school, late nineteenth century.
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Frishmuth

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23 no.9
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