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A good Indian mail and lamellar shirt, 17thC, probably Bijapur, Karnataka state, India,

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Lot Details

of large riveted iron rings open at the front and extending to cover the upper leg, the back with single vent and formed around three rows of narrow vertically overlapping iron plates, the central row with cusped lower edges, the sides incorporating pairs of iron plates, the front with two pairs of overlapping square convex iron plates each with two shaped bars with buckles for straps, and full length sleeves. This shirt is almost certainly part of the large group captured in 1689 following the defeat of Adilshahi dynasty at the siege of Adoni by Maharajah Anup Singh and subsequently installed in the armoury at Bikaner, Rajasthan. (from Christies catalogue lot essay ) Provenance: Christies, South Kensington London 30 Sep 2010, Sale 5477 Lot 24.