Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Socket from a Spearhead or a Ceremonial Staff

ca. 1607–17
Tibetan or Mongolian
Iron, gold, silver
L. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
Not on view
LaRocca, Donald J. "Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet." In Warriors of the Himalayas. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 1, 2006. pp. 16, 174, 181, no. 85, ill. p. 181.

"An Early Seventeenth-Century Tibeto-Mongolian Ceremonial Staff." Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies no. 3 (December 2007). pp. 1–24, figs. 1–4.

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