Postcard; Elephant Armour

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Elephant armour (bargustavan-i-pil) (17th century - 18th century)

An incredibly rare surviving example of a suit of mail and plate armour for an elephant, acquired by Lady Clive (wife of 2nd Lord Clive, Governor of Madras) in India between 1798 and 1800 and transported to Britain in 1801. The armour currently includes the head and neck defences and four body panels.


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