Tsuba

Iron, gold and silver inlay | mid- 19th century

Tenkodo Hidekuni

At the center is the nakago-ana, an opening through which the sword passes. Surrounding this is the seppadai, a flat oval area that is migaki (burnished).

Credit: Bequest of George Cameron Stone
Object: 1936-4-847

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