Object Title

Mail shirt

Mail shirt

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIA.201

Provenance

Found in the Bowyer Tower, 4 February 1991.

Physical Description

The links of the shirt are rather open, perfectly circular and made of two turns of D section wire in the manner of key rings. The shirt is short with a wide, flaring skirt and narrow full-length sleeves. At the neck opening there is some damage and there are areas that have been repaired with plain butted rings.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The distance from cuff to cuff with the arms outstretched is 1610 mm, the length from collar to hem is 760 mm, from armpit to armpit is 650 mm and the width across the hem is 1060 mm. Weight: The weight of the shirt is 5.7 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Europe
Sudan