Breastplate and Backplate from a Set of "Four Mirrors"

Date:
17th–18th century
Culture:
probably Tibetan
Medium:
Iron, gold, leather, textile
Dimensions:
2003.331.1; Diam. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 1.8 oz. (504.6 g); 2003.331.2; Diam. 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm); Wt. 14.8 oz. (419.6 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Purchase, Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gift, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.331.1, .2
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. p. 130, no. 43, ill.