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Indian khula-khud (helmet), char-aina (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh), literally the four mirrors, chest armor with four plates, dastanas/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), silk padded mail armour jacket and trousers, cotton padding covering a layer of steel mail, the inside lining decorated with small floral sprays on a cream ground, a pair of steel slippers with leather attachments, firangi sword, cloth quiver with arrows, jacket 74 cm. long, trousers 100 cm. long, end of the 18th century.

Indian khula-khud (helmet), char-aina (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh), literally…

Indian corselet (Sind, Bhuj, Kutch), 19th century, riveted mail sewn to a short-sleeved padded cotton garment, reinforced with a girdle of twelve steel plates decorated with four panels of applied brass decoration. The front two plates have brass rings for a cord fastening. The chest is reinforced with four vertical steel plates, but decorated with only two panels of applied brass decoration. The front two plates also have rings for a cord fastening, red fabric border, padded standing…

Indian corselet, Bhuj, Kutch, century, riveted mail sewn to a short-sleeved…

Armor of the Ottoman Empire. A complete suit of 16th century armor as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) including Chichak (helmet), krug (chest armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor). Stibbert Museum, Florence Italy.

Armor of the Ottoman Empire. A complete suit of century armor as worn by…

Indo-Persian  khula-khud (helmet), char-aina (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh), literally the four mirrors, chest armor with four plates, dastanas/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards) retaining their covered hand guards, zirah (mail shirt)

Indo-Persian khula-khud (helmet), char-aina (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh)…

Indian (Sriringapatna) khula khud, 18th century, watered steel, chiselled wiith gold kaftkari decoration that originally had gold overlaid embellishment, now mostly missing. Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. It was said in the very brief records that came with the helmet to have been taken at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, when the British forces defeated Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India. V&A Museum, England.

Indian (Sriringapatna) khula khud, 18th century, watered steel, chiselled wiith gold kaftkari decoration that originally had gold overlaid embellishment, now mostly missing. Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. It was said in the very brief records that came with the helmet to have been taken at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, when the British forces defeated Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India. V&A Museum, England.

Helmet in the Classical Style French,about 1760-70 Bronze,silvered and blued,gilt bronze,silk and metallic yarm .

Helmet in the Classical Style French, about Bronze, silvered and blued, gilt bronze, silk and metallic yarn.

Ottoman Kapikulu Soldier http://www.network54.com/Forum/248068/thread/1280803957/1289718888/ANTIQUE+OTTOMAN+SWORDS+AND+KNIVES

Chichak with Krug Worn Over A Zirah Century CE Ottoman Empire) (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Ottoman Empire mail and plate kolçak (greaves or shin armor) as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.

Ottoman Empire mail and plate kolçak (greaves or shin armor).

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