Object Title

Mail chausse (pyjama zereh)

Mail chausse (pyjama zereh)

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XXVIA.215

Provenance

Found, New Armouries Attic, 19 March 1992. From Lanthorn Tower, Room 5.

Physical Description

The defence is shaped to the leg, narrowing considerably to the ankle. There is a cutaway at the crotch, and the inside leg is fitted with a long, triangular gusset. Around the top is the tattered remains of a waistband, in brown fabric. The mail is formed of alternate rows of small riveted and large welded links. The riveted links are formed of flattened wire, with flat, swelling overlaps and clear rivet heads. The welded links are of squarish, D-shapes section wire, and of erratic shape.


The mail is corroded, but largely complete.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 87.5 cm (34.5 in), width 42.0 cm (16.5 in) Weight: 2.50 kg (5 lb 8 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Notes

Pair to XXVIA.216. and valued with