Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Rare type of rectangular wooden shield from Vietnam.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.