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Forearm Guard

possibly 15th–16th century
Leather, iron, pigments
L. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Armor Parts-Arms & Shoulders
Credit Line:
Purchase, Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
Not on view
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991–2002," September 4, 2002–January 18, 2004, no. 42.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. La Rocca, and Morihiro Ogawa. Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions, 1991–2002. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. pp. 45–46, no. 42, ill. p. 45.

La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. p. 118, no. 35, ill.

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