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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Of steel for the left arm, comprising a gutter-shaped plate rounded at the elbow, chased and detailed in gold koftgari with four riders, hunting lion with a spear, shooting hare with a bow, shooting with a bow, and brandishing a shamshir in the direction of a frightened rabbit, all within a border of gilt arabesques. There are two wrist plates joined by butted mail and decorated with silvered scrolling foliage. Lined with pink cotton and bordered with chevronny black and yellow tape. The hand defence is of butted mail over thin leather with a red fabric lining. There are no functional buckles or strap loops on this piece so it cannot even be worn.

Measurements and weight

Length: 480 mm
Weight: 300 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1904)


1850 CE - 1899 CE

School or Style

Qajar Persian

Components of the work

Main Plate Length 315 mm

Identification numbers

Primary reference Number: 162557
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 March 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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