Object Title

Mail shirt

Mail shirt



Object Number

XXVIA.18 a


See entry for model Tibetan armour.

Physical Description

Consists of a small hip length shirt of iron links with brass links that form a pattern of spots. The shirt has three quarter sleeves and is open down the front.


Dimensions: The length from cuff to cuff is 927 mm, the width of the chest is 477 mm and the distance from shoulder to hem is 535 mm. Weight: The weight of the shirt is 3.9 kg.


Places Tibet

Bibliographic References

B Clifford and K Watts, Princely armours and weapons of childhood, Royal Armouries, Leeds 2003: 45