Sword guard with paulownia motif

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The sword guard (tsuba) is designed to protect the holder's hand and to balance the blade. Beginning in the seventeenth century, it became a work of art in itself. The form and richness of the decorations reflect the owner's personality.

Detailed description

Dimensions
Hors tout : H. 8 cm ; l. 8 cm ; P. 0.5 cm ; Pds 0.126kg
Materials
Fer ajouré et ciselé

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Infos pratiques

Fermeture exceptionnelle de l'exposition Origines, les récits du monde jusqu'au 14 octobre inclus.

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