Date: late 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Indian or Iranian
Medium: Steel, gold, textile
Dimensions: of breastplate H. 13 in. (33 cm); of backplate H. 15 1/2 in. (39.37 cm); of sides H. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm); of whole cuirass W. 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm); of whole cuirass D. 9 1/2 in. (24 cm); of whole cuirass Wt. 7 lb. (3163 g)
Classification: Armor Parts-Cuirasses
Credit Line: Gift of Harry G. Friedman, 1948
Accession Number: 48.92.1
The Arabic inscriptions stress God as the God of Light, the rewards He will give His servants, and His punishment of unbelievers and evildoers. The light imagery is particulary appropriate for gold embellished armors of "four mirror" (char-aina) type.