Sword Pommel (Kashira)

Iron, gold | 3.3cm | Late 18th-early 19th century

Unknown Artist

A kashira is a pommel cap mounted at the end of a sword hilt, usually made as part of a set with a matching fuchi (hilt collar).

Credit: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1919
Object: 19.153.26

Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019
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