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Mail shirt

Mail shirt

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    probably early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    riveted steel

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the India Museum in 1879

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mail shirt composed of large riveted steel links

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)


probably early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

riveted steel

Descriptive line

Mail shirt composed of large riveted steel links, Nepal, probably early 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 103, Cat. No. 362

Production Note

Transferred from the East India Company Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879


Arms & Armour


South & South East Asia Collection

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