Object Title

Mail shirt

Mail shirt

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

III.3282

Provenance

Lanthorn Tower, cup 12j (1989)

Physical Description

For a boy. Short sleeves, a broad, rectangular neck opening. Alternate rows of riveted and welded links.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 58 cm (23.1 in), Width: 101.0 cm(39.9 in), Width at chest: 52.8 cm (20.8 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Bibliographic References

B Clifford and K Watts, Princely armours and weapons of childhood, Royal Armouries, Leeds 2003: 5

Notes

Identified as European, early 15th century when first accessioned, and in the Knight is Young exhibition, but the characteristic faceted solid links show it is of Indian manufacture.