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Sword Guard

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Native Name:
Tsuba
Object Number:
52-5-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Iron
Gold
Description:
For a Japanese dagger: tanto. Iron inlaid with gold: dragon writhing on figured background. Signed by artist. Extremely fine work.

Signed: Nagashi (with monogram in gold)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward B. Leisenring

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22
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