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tsuba (sword guard)
  • Japan
  • tsuba (sword guard), 1700s–1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • iron
  • Gift of James F. Ranson
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0143

A pierced iron tsuba representing a saddle with stirrups highlighted in gilt decoration.