Cuirass (Char-aina)

Indian or Iranian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379

The Arabic inscriptions stress God as the God of Light, the rewards He will give His servants, and His punishment of unbelievers and evildoers. The light imagery is particulary appropriate for gold embellished armors of "four mirror" (char-aina) type.

Cuirass (Char-aina), Steel, gold, textile, Indian or Iranian

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Three-quarter front proper left