Indian Chain Mail and Plate Shirt, Deccani, 17th C
Alternating solid and riveted rings of varying sizes, comprising thigh-length shirt with forearm-length sleeves. Front-opening; featuring four breast plates (one broken, but complete) with riveted bars of floret shape, mounting buckles for laces. Two narrower plates beneath each armpit. The back features three rows of rectangular plates, the central row with scalloped bottom edges. Rust patinated overall with some broken and missing rings, old repairs, and breaks to plate edges. This shirt is part of a large group of similar shirts that were captured by Anup Singh, Maharajah of Bikaner after the siege of the Adoni Fortress in 1689.
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