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Personal Armour of Emperor Akbar
Acc. Nos. 22.4028, 22.4054, 22.4007, 22.4122
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Why this is a
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An excellent example of workmanship and the only inscribed and dated armour of Emperor Akbar.

History of the Object
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Type
Weaponry 
Materials
Steel with gold damascene 
Measurements
Helmet : (Ht: 29.9 × Dia: 20.2 cm); Breastplate : (Ht: 42.2 × Dia: 37.3 cm); Armguards : (L: 32.6 × Dia: 11 cm) 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Mughal period 
Where it was made
India 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century 
Creation date
AD 1581 
Function
Personal Armour of the Emperor 
Acquisition
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection 
Copyright
© Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 
Acknowledgements
Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 
Owner
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Collection 
Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Formerly, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) 
Credit line
Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 

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