- Late Period
- Dynasty 26
- reign of Apries
- 589–570 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Memphis (Mit Rahina), Palace of Apries
- Bronze or copper alloy; iron
- Largest L. 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of The Egyptian Research Account and British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1909
- Accession Number:
Discovered in the Palace of Apries at Memphis, these pieces of scale armor may have been used for gauntlets. In five cases, scales of copper alloy were adhering to iron scales, as if armor of both materials had lain against one another.