Object Title

Mail shirt (zereh)

Mail shirt (zereh)

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIA.184

Provenance

Acquired before 1859.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

John Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.368, p.109.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.177, p.39.

Notes

Hewitt records this shirt as coming from Lahore. This however is not the shirt since Hewitt talks of iron, brass and copper links. There is no copper on this shirt. The shirt bears a brass tag numbered XXVIA.18 but this number is now used by the minature Tibetan armour. A new label with this number was added in 31/1/02.