Sword Guard (Tsuba) Depicting Shōki the Demon Queller (鬼鍾馗図鐔)

Possibly bronze, gold, copper | 7.3in | Late 18th to early 19th century

Unknown Artist

A tsuba is a sword guard and part of a sword mounting. It is mounted between the sword’s blade and grip to protect the user’s hands.

Credit: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Object: 91.1.784

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