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Sword and Scabbard

Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
Eastern Tibetan
Medium:
Iron, copper alloy, wood, ray skin, leather, turquoise, coral, glass
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm); L. without scabbard 36 5/8 in. (93 cm); L. of blade 31 in. (78.7 cm); W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); D. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 15.5 oz. (893 g); Wt. of scabbard 15.5 oz. (439.4 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1463a, b
Not on view
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 146–147, 166, no. 69, ill.

Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. pp. 94–95, fig. 2.

La Rocca, Donald J. "An Early Tibetan Text of the Connoisseurship of Swords." In The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. pp. 94–95, fig. 2.

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