Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pommel Plate

possibly 17th–18th century
Eastern Tibetan or Chinese
Iron, gold, silver
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Equestrian Equipment-Saddles
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bernice and Jerome Zwanger Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
Not on view
La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 15, 28, 85, 224, 226–227, 235, no. 119, ill.

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