Quiver, 14th–16th century. Tibetan or Mongolian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Bequest, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 2014 (2014.71) | This work is featured in our Arms and Armor Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 exhibition on view through December 6, 2015.
"It is constructed out of separate pieces of leather that are sewn together with strips of leather. It consists out of a bottom half, front and back of the tube, and a collar piece covering the last section of the tube. The cowl on top consists of many narrow strips of leather, four layers thick in most places but overlapping at the fold. It was suspended at the right hip by means of leather straps that are attached to two leather loops that go around the quiver's tube."