Set of Four Mirrors

Date: 18th–19th century

Culture: probably Tibetan

Medium: Iron, gold, silver, textile, leather

Dimensions: Breastplate and back plate, Diam. 8 in. (20.3 cm); side plates, Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 9.8 oz. (1638.6 g)

Classification: Armor Parts-Cuirasses

Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935

Accession Number: 36.25.26

Not on view
[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, ME: Southworth Press, 1934. pp. 53, 56, fig. 68.

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. New York, 1961. pp. 53, 56, fig. 68.

Stone, George Cameron, and Donald J. La Rocca. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1999. pp. 53, 56, fig. 68.

Olschak, Blanche Christine, and Geshé Thupten Wangyal. Mystic Art of Ancient Tibet. London: Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1973. p. 48.

Newark Museum, Valrae Reynolds, and Amy Heller. Catalogue of the Newark Museum Tibetan collection. Vol. I. Newark, NJ: Newark Museum, 1983.

Saunders, Ernest Dale. Mudrā: A Study of Symbolic Gestures in Japanese Buddhist Sculpture. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985. pp. 187-188.

La Rocca, Donald J. "An Approach to the Study of Arms and Armour from Tibet." Royal Armouries Yearbook (1999), pp. 127–128, fig. 29.

Lankester, Philip J. "Two Maces from Henry VIII's Arsenal?." Royal Armouries Yearbook (2000), pp. 127–128, fig. 29.

La Rocca, Donald J. Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. pp. 14, 52, 126, 130–131, no. 44, ill.