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Ottoman Armor of a Rider and a Horse

end of 15th century - beginning of 16th century

This set of armour is composed of an assembly of metal plates, a technique that lightened its weight and gave the horse and its rider greater mobility on the battlefield. The armour bears a mark that identifies it as coming from one of the imperial arsenals in Istanbul.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Artwork Details

Title: Ottoman Armor of a Rider and a Horse
Geography: Ottoman Turkey
Date: end of 15th century - beginning of 16th century

Medium: steel, iron and textile

Classification: arms, military equipment, uniforms
Dimensions: 216 x 250 x 98 cm (horse armour); 140 x 76 x 30 cm (men armour) 
Inventory number: LAD 2018.006.001; LAD 2018.006.002
Contact for images: images@louvreabudhabi.ae

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