Curved Sword and Matching Scabbard Mounts, Steel, iron, gold, wood, ray skin, hilt and scabbard mounts, Tibetan; blade, Indian

Curved Sword and Matching Scabbard Mounts

Date:
possibly 15th–16th century; blade 18th–19th century
Culture:
hilt and scabbard mounts, Tibetan; blade, Indian
Medium:
Steel, iron, gold, wood, ray skin
Dimensions:
H. 40 in. (101.6 cm); H. of blade 34 1/4 in. (87 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 11.5 oz. (1233.2 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.163.1, .2a–c
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. 146, 172–173, 221, no. 74, ill.

La Rocca, Donald J. "Tibetan Warriors: The Challenges of Presenting the Warlike Side of a Peaceful Culture." In The Universal Heritage of Arms and Military History: Challenges and Choices in a Changing World, ICOMAM Conference, Vienna 2007. Vienna: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, 2008. p. 44, fig. 8 right.