Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)
late 16th century
H., 23 1/4 in. (59.06 cm); W., 8 3/4 in. ( 22.23 cm)
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Armor made of gilt copper (tombak) was probably too flimsly for use in battle but was ideally suited for parades. Tombak helmets, shields, shaffrons, and other military equipment may have been worn by the Ottoman imperial guard.
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