A nice example of a rare, shorter carbine sized Tibetan matchlock musket.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Of slender type with a chiseled iron knot shaped bolster.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.