Body Armor


From: Philippine Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Pakil
Object Number 81-4-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Moro
Provenience Philippine Islands
Date Made c 1900
Section Oceanian
Materials Water Buffalo Horn | Silver (uncertain) | Brass (uncertain)

Spanish-inspired body armor with plates of carabao horn, linked with brass/copper chain taken from old Spanish armor. Thin silver leaf ornamentation stamped in floral motif. Closing in front is silver buckles.

Length 67 cm
Width 48 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. F. Gardner Cox, 1981

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