A Vambrace, or Dastana, c. 1700

2926 v4
2926 3

Item ref: 2926

  • India, Deccan
  • Iron, gold, textile
  • 32 cm / 12.5 in x 9 cm / 3.5 in


Corbin Collection, France

The flat areas at the wrist of this armour for the forearm, and its edges, are decorated in gold koftgari with a series of Qur’anic inscriptions.

Comparable examples may be found in the collections of the Royal Armouries, (no. xxvia.272, no. xxvia.289), the National Museum of Scotland, the Furusiyya Art Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (the Stone Collection, nos. 36.25.387 and 419.)