Object Title

Mail shirt (zirh)

Mail shirt (zirh)

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIA.4

Provenance

Presented by Sir Guy Laking Bt. 1916.

Physical Description

This shirt is of hip length with half sleeves. There is an opening at the neck in front that is fastened by two brass hooks. The lower edge is split front to rear. The shirt is made of thin riveted links with a flattened section with wedge shaped rivets.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length from cuff to cuff is 1370 mm, the width across the chest under the arms is 689 and the distance from shoulder to hem is 740 mm. Weight: The weight of the shirt is 5.8 kg.

Associations

Places Turkey

Notes

Called 'Circassian' in the MS Inventory. The factthat the links are riveted with wedge-shaped rivets would suggest this is a European shirt.