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dc.coverage.spatialCreation location: Damascus (Syria)en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-03T20:44:58Z
dc.date.available2007-08-03T20:44:58Z
dc.identifier034932en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/19952en_US
dc.descriptionweighing 20 kilograms; made of steel incrusted with gold; found at the Bab al-Sharqi ('East Gate'); This coat of arms represents a good example of the type of armor, light and supple, used by the Mamluks. The inscriptions, mostly worn off, have become almost unreadable; displayed on a bearded mannequin whose left hand grasps the hilt of his saber."A few beautiful pieces of armor and arms from this period have been conserved, tied to the city of Damascus by the name or coats of arms of emirs for whom they were made. After Tamerlane passed through the city, which rebuilt itself fairly quickly, Damascus became a major 'industrial' city, specializing in the fabrication of luxury items, in particular, armaments and armor. The esplanade of the citadel became the center of military life and in the nearby 'suq al-khayl' numerous specialized artisans plied their trade. The arms and armor they produced were famous and became prized booty in battle. Indeed, the Ottomans conquerors captured all of the arms stored in the Aleppo citadel and sent them back to Sultan Selim in Istanbul."en_US
dc.descriptionthree-quarter view , 1993en_US
dc.format.extentheight: 1.11 men_US
dc.format.mediumgolden_US
dc.format.mediumsteelen_US
dc.relation.ispartof124967en_US
dc.subjectMannequinsen_US
dc.subjectMilitary art and scienceen_US
dc.subjectBody armoren_US
dc.subjectMailen_US
dc.subjectMamluken_US
dc.subjectCostumes and clothesen_US
dc.subjectSyria --Antiquitiesen_US
dc.subjectSyria --Social life and customsen_US
dc.titleBody Armor (Coat of Mail) from Damascusen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessAll rights reserveden_US
dc.publisher.institutionRepository: National Museum of Damascus (Damascus, Syria) ID: inv. A. 6788en_US
vra.culturalContextSyrianen_US
vra.techniquemetalworkingen_US
vra.worktypeArmor (protective wear)en_US
dc.contributor.displaySyrianen_US


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