Such high-quality hauberks were made exclusively for the Mamluk or Ottoman nobles, and they were very expensive; therefore, only wealthy Muslim knights could afford them. However, to have such an armour could mean the difference between life and death in battle. Free of rust, in very good condition for an over 500 years old combat armour.Overall length: 83 cm (32.68 inches) approximately when laid flat. Width (distance from cuff - to - cuff): 130 cm (51.18 inches). Weight: 12 kg 26.455 lbs. Please see the penultimate picture in the listing. A large quantity of Mamluke arms and armour was taken as plunder from the Mamluks following their defeat by the Ottomans under Padishah Yavuz Sultan Selim in 1516-17. A few examples of similar Mamluk chainmail are in the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo Egypt. Please see the last picture in the listing. To view all pictures please scroll down below description where are also close-up photos of details. For similar Mamluk hauberk please see. Armies of the Crusades by Gerry Embleton and Terence Wise, plate G. PROVENANCE: Acquired from an old Canadian Collection of Islamic Art, including Muslim arms and armour. All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions. All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations. Our business HUNDRED & ONE ANTIQUES is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour. We have been involved in antique trading since 1970. Welcome and thank you for visiting.Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Antique Medieval Islamic Mamluk or Turkish Ottoman Chain Mail Armour to sword" is in sale since Tuesday, January 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ontario.
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