Met Show Features Tibetan Arms and Armor

A current exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art features Tibetan weapons, armor, and other war gear from the 13th to the 20th century.

Although modern Tibetans, who are mostly Buddhists, are considered peaceful people, their nation has a long history of both mounted and foot combat. The collection includes practical and ceremonial weapons, including outstanding examples of the smith's and jeweler's crafts.