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>>1578 Tibetan zimchongpa
Subjectgzim sbyong pa / zimchongpa heavy infantryman
Culture: Tibetan
Setting: Tibet 14-17thc
Objectphub shield

* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Flat Cane Shield with Iron Struts
Tibetan, possibly 14th-16th century
Cane, iron, and brass ...
This shield belongs to a rare and only recently recognized group, examples of which have been found at Tsaparang, in the Ngari region of western Tibet, and in Phyang Monastery, in the Ladakh region of northwestern India.  The iron fittings on these shields are extremely similar to those on some types of Tibetan leather arm guards, horse shaffrons, and Tibetan furniture, especially leather boxes." ...