Sword with Scabbard, Iron, gold, silver, coral, wood, textile, Tibetan

Sword with Scabbard

Date:
17th–19th century
Culture:
Tibetan
Medium:
Iron, gold, silver, coral, wood, textile
Dimensions:
L. without scabbard 31 in. (78.7 cm); L. of blade 26 1/8 in. (66.4 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 12.4 oz. (805.1 g); Wt. of scabbard 1 lb. 7.7 oz. (671.9 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1458a, b
Not on view
[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before November 18, 1935; sold to Stone]; 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. 5, 146, 147, 158, 161, no. 62, 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. 1.

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. 1.