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TIBET. TIBETAN LAMELLAR ARMOUR, (Byang Bu'i Khrab)  Iron Helmet with moon and crescent design, with neck and cheek defences of lamellar iron plates, 18 ins high to the finial, with lamellar iron plate coat upper body to thigh defences, original leather stitching, 48 ins. long, supported on an iron frame,  19th Century
The style of this Armour has varied little throughout the ages.
Lamellar Armour is seen throughout the Far East. Lamellar plates of varying sizes, made of small pieces of metal or leather, in some cases lacquered, "stitched" together to produce an articulated armour similar to chain mail in the West.

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