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Sword-Hilt Collar and Pommel (Fuchigashira)

A fuchigashira is a pair of matching sword fittings comprising the fuchi (collar at the base of the grip of the sword hilt) and kashira (pommel cap at the end of a sword hilt).

Credit: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929...

c. 1615-1868
Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold
29.100.1340a, b
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