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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Bronze and Gold Inlay Sword Guard (Tsuba), 1800-1868
Bronze
2 5/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. x 1/8 in. (6.67 cm x 6.03 cm x 0.32 cm)


Object Type: Tool
Technique: Hammering (metal)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eberhardt and Dorothy Rechtin
Accession Number: 2003.2.1


Marks
Unsigned.

Medium
Bronze with gold painting.

Object Description
Thin, flat tsuba of rounded rectangular form, pierced with a central aperture flanked by oval apertures. Both sides flay inlaid in tones of gold with the flowers of the Four Seasons, including iris, peony, cherry blossoms, and chrysanthemum.

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