Shirt of Mail and Plate

Turkey, possibly Istanbul

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379

The Arabic inscriptions in praise of an unidentified ruler ("the khan, the wise") are similar to those found on turban helmets attributed to the Ak-Koyunlu (White Sheep Turkoman) in northwestern Iran and Anatolia.

Shirt of Mail and Plate, Steel, iron, silver, Turkey, possibly Istanbul

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