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tsuba (sword guard)
  • Japan
  • tsuba (sword guard)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • iron
  • Gift of James F. Ranson
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0144

An iron tsuba with various decorations including a pierced double gourd, a leaf highlighted in gold wire and an artist’s brush on the front and calligraphy on the reverse.