Object Title

Mail shirt (zirh)

Mail shirt (zirh)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIA.207

Provenance

Found, NAAC, 10 May 1991.

Physical Description

The shirt is thigh length, with a long extension at either side of the leg. It has half length, tubular sleeves, and a low collar at the neck. The mail is formed of alternate rows of riveted and welded links. Each link is quite large, formed of round section wire. The rivets are rather broad, leaving when missing a broad slot in the overlap, which is bulbous and internally cusped.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 92cm (36.3in), chest width 53cm (20.9in), sleeve length 34cm (13.4in), link diameter 12mm Weight: The weight of the shirt on its plywood support is 7.3 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

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