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Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet

LaRocca, Donald J., with essays by John Clarke, Amy Heller, and Lozang Jamspal (2006)

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Justus Lipsius Award (ICOMAM) (2008)

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Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet

Not only the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism, one of the world's great religions, Tibet was also the scene of dramatic artistic, cultural, and political developments involving Tibetan, Mongol, Chinese, Nepalese, and other Himalayan states over the centuries. Many of these cultures left behind evocative evidence of their presence and influence in Tibet in the form of helmets, armor for men and horses, saddles, swords, archery equipment, and other arms, all of which are highly distinctive, often unique examples of previously unknown types. The exhibition highlights stunning examples of pierced ironwork embellished with gold and silver, masterfully crafted swords and sword blades, and extremely rare examples of decorated leatherwork...