Object Title

Mail shirt

Mail shirt

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIA.18 a

Provenance

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

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.

Associations

Places Tibet

Bibliographic References

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