Body armour

Unknown1700 AD - 1750 AD

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

A coat with detachable shoulder guards of jazerant made of red and green velvet studded with gilt nails called brigandine or chilta hazar masha. The knee long coat has opening in the front with series of rectangular plates attached vertically to the upper part–one on each breast, one under each arm and two at the back. The plates are damascened in gold, in floral and creeper design. It is made sleeveless and the shoulder-guards, trousers, sleeves, etc., of the same quality were attached separately.

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  • Title: Body armour
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1700 AD - 1750 AD
  • Location: Central india, India
  • Physical Dimensions: h553 cm (WIthout cover)
  • Type: Arms & Armour
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Indian Arms & Armor Art
  • Place Part Of: India