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Body Armor

Native NamePakil
Object Number:81-4-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Date Made: c 1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1910
Materials:Water Buffalo Horn
Silver (uncertain)
Brass (uncertain)
Length: 67 cm
Width: 48 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. F. Gardner Cox, 1981


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.


[Book] Wiley, Mark V. 1997. "Philippine Arms & Armor in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology".. Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Vol. 6, No. 3. pg. 96-107 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 106 (Fig. 11)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wiley, Mark V. 1996. Filipino Martial Culture.. Charles E. Tuttle Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 131View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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