Armor of Mail and Plate

Indian, Sindh (now Pakistan)

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.

Armor of Mail and Plate, Steel, iron, copper alloy, textile, Indian, Sindh (now Pakistan)

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