Left Leg Defense (Greave)
This left leg guard, along with a right leg guard also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 36.25.457), forms the only known matching pair of mail-and-plate guards of the fifteenth century for the lower legs. Similar floral ornament and Arabic inscriptions also are found on turban helmets.
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