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Armor of Mail and Plate

late 18th–first half of the 19th century
Indian, Sindh (now Pakistan)
Steel, iron, copper alloy, textile
H. 70 1/4 in. (178.5 cm)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
This distinctive armor, constructed of mail and steel plates decorated with embossed brass plaques, is thought to come from the northeast Indian kingdom of Sind, now a province in southern Pakistan. The region was ruled by mirs of the Talpur family from 1783 until 1843, when it was taken over by the British. Very few of these complete Sind armors survive, and this is one of the best examples.
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, ME, 1934.

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