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Sword Guard

Native NameTsuba
Object Number:91-26-52
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret Wasserman Levy, 1991

Description

Cross-shaped iron tsuba, with "kozuka" and trefoil "kogai" holes, both plugged with cross-hatched metal, kogai plug partially missing. Center wedge-shaped hole augmented and hammered for better fit. Top and bottom arms of cross cut out; Side arms solid with etched with curvilinear and leaf designs; filled in with gold.

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