Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Shirt of Mail

Date:
17th–19th century
Culture:
possibly Indian or Bhutanese
Medium:
Iron, leather, textile
Dimensions:
H. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm)
Classification:
Mail
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.27
Not on view
[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before November 18, 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
La Rocca, Donald J. "An Approach to the Study of Arms and Armour from Tibet." Royal Armouries Yearbook 4 (1999). pp. 127-128, fig. 29 (pictured in a reconstructed figure of a Tibetan cavalryman including 36.25-27, .29,. 842a-c, .2174, .2461, .2557, and a bow which is probably .2505).

La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 5, 126, 127, 131, 134, no. 40, ill. p. 127.



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