Object Title

Mail shoe covers

Mail shoe covers


1600 - 1699

Object Number



Purchased from Robert Hales Antiques, 1999, no. 117. Originally from the Bikaner armoury, Rajasthan.

Physical Description

Made up from alternate rows of punched and riveted mail. At the front the mail takes the form of a triangle with a rather blunt point to fit a shoe with a somewhat square toe. The sides are stepped up two rows of mail and meet at the heel in a high point.


Dimensions: The length of the covers is 260 mm, they are 150 mm wide at the widest point and the point at the heel is 120 mm high. Weight: The pair of covers weigh 0.35 kg.

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