Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

Sword Guard (Tsuba) with Fence and Flower

c. 1615-1868

Iron

Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Gift of J. H. Donahey 1915.91

Fun Fact

The signature could be that of Itō Masafusa, or added later by someone else as an attribution.

Description

An inscription on one side of this sword guard states that the maker went by the first name of Masafusa, and worked in the historical province of Musashi. This area includes modern Tokyo.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor
Medium: 
Iron
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Donahey

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