Tibetan/Mongol Armor

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtImage by panuta via FlickrIn 2006 the Metropolitan Museum of Art had an exhibition called “Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet.” Although you can no longer view that particular exhibit, the website (linked above) has a number of high quality photos of the magnificent armor and horse equipment. The exhibition catalog provides full commentaries including a Tibetan-English glossary, excerpts from Tibetan texts relating to armory, and 210 color photos.

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