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Armour
Title Armour
Title2 Armour
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Arms Gallery
Object Type Arms
Main Material Iron
Manufacturing Technique Forging
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Not Known
Origin Place Not Known
Find Place Not Known
Scribe NA
Style NA
School Not Known
Patron/Dynasty NA
Period / Year of Work 19th Century CE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 140 x 115 cms
Detailed Description This chain mail armor is part of a body defence that probably began in pre-history with leather shield and continues of this day with bullet proofs vests. Chain mail provided some safety form sword baled and arrow tips but also allowed flexibility for the limbs. The Mughal style helmet continued in use into the 19th century. With the advent of fire arms, chain mail fell out of use. The Helmet is made of iron plate having a pointed nail on the top. Armor consists of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.
Brief Description Mail (chainmail, maille) is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.