Warriors Of The Himalayas: Rediscovering The Arms And Armor Of Tibet


by Larocca, Donald J.

Warriors Of The Himalayas: Rediscovering The Arms  And Armor Of Tibet

Price:  US$108.00   (SGD135.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 307 pages
Published:  2006, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0300111533
SB#:  037966 (704)

About This Book

This is the first in-depth study of the virtually unknown subject of traditional armour and weapons from Tibet. It is published to complement the major 2006 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Scholarly illustrated essays are on: the Rediscovery of Tibetan Weaponry; the history of ironworking in Tibet; arms and weapons in the iconography of Tibetan deities; and on special areas in the Temple of Guardian Deities. Tibetan helmets, weapons, armour and cavalry equipment in iron, leather, gold and silver have been assembled from collections worldwide. Some 140 examples are presented with descriptive and provenance notes and colour plates and manuscripts given in Tibetan and English. With map, Tibetan-English glossary, carbon dating lists, bibliography and index.


* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.80