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Sword Guard

Native NameTsuba
Object Number:52-4-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Copper
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John S. Jenks, 1952

Description

Iron with copper inlays: pseduo character.

(Copper inlays may represent Korean characters) holes for Kodzoka and waribashi rimmed in brass. Copper inlay of main hole shows guard was fitted to a particular blade.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor (22 May 1981 - 14 Feb 1982) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 32 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 23, no.8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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