Plate armour for chest - 913.10.31.f_1


Plate armour for chest

Medium:Wrought steel
Geography: Carries the tamga or mark of the Imperial Armoury, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: 15th-16th century AD
Period: Ottoman Period
33 x 42 x 3.2 cm
Object number: 913.10.31.F
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East

This element of a plate and chain suit of armour would have covered the torso. The circular disc style of armour has its origins in Central Asia.

Although the exact location of production is unknown, it carries the tamga (an ancient Turkic symbol) of the Ottoman Imperial Arsenal at Hagia Eirene in Istanbul hammered into it.

Islamic World
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