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Saddle, Saddle Pad, Stirrups, Rein, Stirrup Straps, Bit and Bridle, Breaststrap, Tassel, and Crupper

Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
Tibetan
Medium:
Iron, gold, copper, turquoise, wood (fruitwood), leather (buckskin, doeskin), linen, silk, wool, hair (yak)
Dimensions:
Saddle (a); H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); L. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm); W. 17 1/2 in. (45.1 cm); saddle pad (b); L. 31 in. (78.7 cm); W. 24 in. (61 cm); stirrups (c, d); L. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); rein (e); L. 58 in. (147.3 cm); stirrup straps (f, g); L. 37 1/2 in. (95.3 cm); bit and bridle (h); L. 21 in. (53.5 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); cheststrap (i); L. 74 in. (188 cm); tassel (j); L. 16 in. (40.6 cm); crupper strap (k); L. 34 in. (86.4 cm); overall Wt. 19 lb. 14 oz.
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Saddles
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.583a–k
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Louisville. J. B. Speed Art Museum. "A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 4–July 3, 1955, no. 61 (Only 36.25.583a,b were part of exhibition).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor," December 10, 1996–December 1997, no. 21.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet," April 5–July 4, 2006, no. 116; 46 (no. 116 is the individual object and no. 46 is the object as a armor set).

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine, 1934. p. 533, fig. 681, no. 5 (saddle and stirrups only).

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. New York, 1961. p. 533, fig. 681.5 (saddle and stirrups only).

Stone, George Cameron, and Donald J. La Rocca. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1999. p. 533, fig. 681.5 (saddle and stirrups only).

Grancsay, Stephen V. "The George C. Stone Bequest: Chinese and Malayan Arms and Armor." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32, no. 6 (June 1937). p. 145, fig. 3 (pommel plate of saddle).

Grancsay, Stephen V. A Loan Exhibition of Equestrian Equipment from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue. Louisville, Ky.: Speed Art Museum, 1955. no. 61, ill. (saddle, 36.25.583a, b).

Newark Museum and Eleanor Olson. Catalogue of the Tibetan Collection and other Lamaist Articles in the Newark Museum. Vol. 5. Newark, New Jersey: Newark Museum, 1971. pp. 15–16, 19–20, pls. 13–14.

Reynolds, Valrae. Tibet, A Lost World: The Newark Museum Collection of Tibetan Art and Ethnography. New York: The American Federation of Arts, New York, 1978. p. 51, nos. 102–105 (a similar saddle).

Pal, Pratapaditya. Art of Tibet: a Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990. p. 294, no. R24 (pierced metalwork discussed).

La Rocca, Donald J. The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. p. 13–15, 42, no. 21, pl. 8 (saddle, 36.25.583a, b).

La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 134–37, 218, 222–23, front cover, nos. 46, 116, ill.



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