University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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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.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23 no.8View Objects cited in this Publication

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